South Africa's Khotso Mokoena won the gold with a season best performance of 17.2 metres while the silver went to Nigeria's Tosin Oke, who also earned a season best jump of 16.84 metre at the Hampden Park Stadium.
The Amritsar born Arpinder finished a close third with a best leap of 16.63m which he achieved on his first attempt. (India Roundup: Pallikal-Joshana Grab Gold, India Pick Up Medals Aplenty on Penultimate Day)
He could not better his mark in the next three attempts with jumps reading 16.46m, 16.31m and 16.09m with fifth and sixth attempts being disqualified. (International Wrap: Usain Bolt Steals Glasgow Show, England Top Medals)
This is India's third athletics medal from the Glasgow Games after Vikas Gowda's gold and Seema Punia's silver from discus throw.