According to sources, the man tried to jump over the wall of the airbase on late Tuesday night. He did not stop despite several warnings from the security personnel.
The man was shot in the leg, and was later given first aid before being sent to a hospital.
However, the man pleaded innocence.
"I didn't have anything to eat and just wanted to sit there, won't do it again," said Sujeet Kumar, person who attempted to jump over boundary wall of Hindon Air Base in Ghaziabad.
The incident comes amid security alert on the possibility of Pathankot-like attack on defence installations, and recent intelligence inputs on Hindon airbase being at the target of terrorists.
About Hindon airbase
Air Force Station Hindon is an Indian Air Force base under the Western Air Command (WAC) and is the biggest and largest air base in Asia and 8th in the world.
Hindon airbase area measured 14 km rounded and 55 square kilometres and is located near Loni Ghaziabad in the state of Uttar Pradesh in the National Capital Region on the outskirts of Delhi, close to the Hindan River.