The Indians clocked 3 minutes and 04.05 seconds to finish second in Heat 2.
The Bahamas also qualified from Heat 2, taking the third spot with 3:04.62.
Botswana registered their season's best time of 3:05.01 to take the top spot in Heat 1.
The Indians are the reigning Asian champions, having won the title at the continental meet in Bhubaneshwar last year, and are among the favourites for a podium finish.
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