Fourth seed Shiva Thapa on Tuesday advanced to the Asian Boxing Championship quarterfinals in 60 Kilogramme category after defeating Kyrgyzstan's Omurbek Malabekov in a split verdict.
Shiva is a World Championships bronze-medallist and a two-time medallist at the Asian meet will face Chinese Taipei's Chu-En Lai in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
Sumit Sangwan (91kg), a former gold-medallist also advanced at the Asian Olympic Qualifiers. He defeated Mongolia's Erdenebayar Sandagsuren in his last-16bout late last night. Up ahead for Sumit is third-seeded Chinese Fengkai Yu.
Vikas Krishan (75kg), Gaurav Bidhuri (56kg) and Amit Phangal (49kg) are the other Indian boxers to have entered the quarters so far.
The tournament, featuring 179 boxers from 28 countries, is a qualifier for the August-September World Championships in Hamburg, Germany.
India had won four medals at the last Asian Championships in 2015. Vikas had won the country its lone silver medal, while Shiva, L Devendro Singh (52kg) and Satish (+91kg) had settled for bronze medals.
(With PTI Inputs)