Viswanathan Anand, who finished a disappointing tied third in the Sinquefield Cup last month, needs 13 points from the remaining two legs in Bucharest and Kolkata.
Prithu Gupta's achievement came 31 years after Viswanathan Anand had become India's first Grandmaster.
Virat Kohli was recently subjected to Twitter backlash after asking a cricket fan to "leave India".
India beat Egypt 2.5:1.5 in open section at the 43rd World Chess Olympiad but the women's team was held to a 2-2 draw.
Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand signed peace treaty after 43 moves with Ian Nepomniachtchi on the top board.
Fifth-seeded Indian open chess team will be up against defending champions US at the 43rd World Chess Olympiad.
India coasted to a comfortable victory against lowly rated Canada winning three games.
World rapid champion Viswanathan Anand put it past Markus Ragger in a brilliant positional game as the Indian men's team cruised to a 3.5-0.5 victory over Austria in the second round of the 43rd Chess Olympiad.
Viswanathan Anand endured a difficult first day but came storming back on the final day of the World Blitz Chess Championship.
Viswanathan Anand beat World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen to lift the World Rapid Chess Championship title.
Viswanathan Anand crashed out of the World Cup after playing out a draw in a must-win game against Anton Kovalyov of Canada in the second round
Anand's dip in form continued against Kovalyov who kept his nerves in a thrilling game after a speculative piece sacrifice by the Indian ace.
The highlights of Viswanathan Anand's campaign were the innovative ideas he displayed, while the lone low point was the defeat against Hikaru Nakamura in the third round.
Viswanathan Anand is at the joint fourth spot with three points, 1.5 point behind leader Wesley So.
Viswanathan Anand caught Wesley So completely off guard and the American took a safer route to equality rather than test the Indian in any complex variations.
The tide could have turned differently but it was a difficult chance that Viswanathan Anand missed in his calculation.
Viswanathan Anand came out all guns blazing in the London Chess Classic second round encounter against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and got rewarded for his efforts as the Frenchman did not quite find a real defence.
It turned out to be an easy day in office for Viswanathan Anand according to machines even as the pundits thought the Indian ace was not up to the mark against the younger American