India jumped three places to the 163rd place in the latest FIFA rankings issued on Wednesday.
India have 115 points in its kitty.
India are now thirteen places above neighbours Pakistan (173) and 17 places ahead of Sri Lanka. While other South Asian countries - Maldives (143), Bangladesh (145), Sri Lanka (148) and Nepal (156) have these rankings.
World champions Spain head the list with 1624 points while runner-up The Netherlands are second with 1425.
Germany, Uruguay and Brazil complete the top five.