Lakshya, who had finished runners-up at Dutch Open last Sunday, dished out a superb performance to outclass national champion Sourabh 21-9 21-7 in 26 minutes.
Sindhu opens her campaign against Turkey's Neslihan Yigit and win will pit her against Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the second round.
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Battling injuries and indifferent form, Saina Nehwal couldn't make her fourth Olympics after BWF cancelled the last three qualifiers due to COVID-19 pandemic
Former world number 1s, Saina and Srikanth are way off the cut off mark to make Tokyo 2020
Srikanth and Saina Nehwal were all but out of contention after the last last qualifying event in Singapore was cancelled due to coronavirus-related travel restrictions.
The Singapore Open, a Super 500 event on the BWF World Tour, was the last tournament offering Race To Tokyo ranking points inside the Olympic qualifying window.
Following the postponement of the India Open, Saina and Srikanth's qualification for the Tokyo Games hinged on the Kuala Lumpur event followed by the Singapore Open (June 1-6).
In the wake of an unprecedented COVID-19 surge in India, Malaysia and Singapore have banned flights from the country effective April 28
India Open is one of the last few badminton qualification events for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
London Olympic bronze medallist, Saina lost 17-21 17-21 to Denmark's Line Christophersen in 28 minutes,
It is the first semifinals in two years for world no. 20 Saina, who is desperate to accumulate ranking points to make it to her four Olympics at the Tokyo Games.
Ira Sharma, ranked 162, also made it to the quarterfinals after beating Bulgaria's world no. 71 Mariya Mitsova
Members of the Muslim community conduct Friday prayers in an open site amid heavy police presence, during protests by residents and members of various pro-Hindu organisations, at Sector 12 area, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Bihar Governor Fagu Chauhan presents a memonto to President Ram Nath Kovind at Raj Bhawan, in Patna.PTI Photo
A worker arranges lanterns at a shop ahead of the Diwali festival, in Thane.PTI Photo
A security person stands guard near the venue of Union Home Minister Amit Shah's scheduled public meeting, in Jammu.PTI Photo
Workers weigh groundnut at Khetiwadi Utpann Bazar Samiti yard at Bedi in Rajkot.PTI Photo
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