K Srikanth and P V Sindhu advanced to the quarterfinals of their respective events.
In the women's 3000m steeplechase, Lalita Babar could finish only 10th in 9 minutes, 22.74 seconds.
Srabani Nanda, in women's 200m, and triple jumper Renjith Maheshwary - made tame exits in the first round
Seema Punia fails to qualify for the women's discus final.
Ravinder Khatri lost his opening round fight against Hungary's Viktor Lorincz in the greco roman 85kg class
Vikas Krishan took a pounding from second seed Bektemir Melikuziev in the quarterfinals to bow out of the Games.