No Indian Davis Cup squad has travelled to Pakistan since March 1964 and in that tie, held in Lahore, India had won 4-0.
India's sporting stars praised the Indian Air Force after the air-strike across the Line of Control.
Boris Becker urged Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza to team up to take the game forward in India.
No Indian Davis Cup squad have travelled to Pakistan since March 1964.
Andreas Seppi guided Italy into the first finals of the revamped Davis Cup after beating India 3-1 in the world group qualifier.
Italy took a 2-0 lead in the second rubber of the Davis Cup World Group qualifier tie.
The venue boasts of an impressive 8-2 win-loss record for India, including the solitary victory over Italy in the 1985's World Group 1st Round.
Leander Paes has been left out of the squad on basis of his world ranking.
Mahesh Bhupathi had earlier said that this will be India's best chance to beat Italy in the qualifiers.
Yuki Bhambri, Ramkumar Ramanathan, Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Rohan Bopanna, Divij Sharan and Saketh Myneni were selected.
Speaking to mid-day following a record doubles win against China, Leander Paes is effusive in his praise of ex-partner and current captain Mahesh Bhupathi, putting an end to almost two decades of bitterness
Ramkumar Ramanathan fetched the crucial win but Yuki Bhambri made the day memorable even in defeat as India and Canada shared the honours on day one of the Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie.
Mumbai is in the grip of heavy rainfall and waterlogging.
India progressed to the Davis Cup World Group Playoffs by beating Uzbekistan in Bengaluru.
India's Davis Cup captain Mahesh Bhupathi opted for Rohan Bopanna instead of Leander Paes for the doubles tie against Uzbekistan.
India defeated Uzbekistan 4-1 to enter the Davis Cup World Group Playoffs.
Leander Paes hinted that his bitter relationship with Mahesh Bhupathi might have played a role in his omission from the squad.