Dubai: India, being a seeded team, were given a bye in the first round of the 2015 Davis Cup season as the draw for the Asia/Oceania Group I was announced here on Thursday.
The bye means that India will play their next Davis Cup tie in July from 17-19.
China will clash with either New Zealand or Taipei in the first round from March 6-8. The winner of the that tie will compete against India in July.
If India manage to win the second round tie, they will again have a chance to compete in World Group play-off.
India had a golden chance to advance to elite 16-nation World Group but they lost the tie 2-3 against Serbia following Yuki Bhambri's defeat in the second reverse singles against Filip Krajonovic.
Uzbekistan is the other seeded team in the Group. They have also got a bye.
Korea and Thailand will clash in another tie in the Group I zone.