A spectrum of sportspersons paid tributes to India's former Prime Minister.
Atanu Das is the lone non-Army archer in the four-member squad.
Hima Das became the first Indian to win a gold medal in a world-level track event.
Dipa Karmakar is the poster girl of Indian gymnastics and a medal hope for the Asian Games 2018.
PT Usha had missed out on the bronze medal at 1984 Los Angeles Olympics by one-hundredth of a second.
Michael Bambang Hartono is set to represent host Indonesia on its bridge team at the world's second-biggest multi-sport event.
Chandeep Singh, before winning gold in South Korea, has won gold medals in Asian Taekwondo Championship and International Taekwondo Championship.
The Asian Games, the world's second largest multi-sports event, begin this week.
He may be a relative newcomer at the international level, but emerging Indian shot put star Tejinder Pal Singh Toor is exuding loads of confidence as he heads into his maiden Asian Games.
The 2018 Asian Games will be held from 18 August to 2 September 2018 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.
The Sports minister also thanked the IOA for giving visibility to the Sports Ministry and the Sports Authority of India in the send-off ceremony.
Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich was arrested early Friday for allegedly assaulting a prostitute in Frankfurt, police said, just a week after the German national was briefly detained in Spain.
The rowers, Dattu Bhokanal and Sawarn Singh, were expecting better timings at the Asian Games.
Neeraj Chopra is the javelin world record holder in the Under-20 category and is also the Commonwealth Games gold medal winner.
The Rugby world cup 2019 trophy, the Webb Ellis Cup was unveiled at one of India's oldest rugby clubs - Bombay Gymkhana.
Mangoankar, along with Saurav Ghosal, Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu and Kush Kumar, had won the gold at the 17th Asian Games.
Naveen Dagar, who won a bronze at the 2014 Asiad, tested positive for banned meldonium.