The Indian football team has gained two spots to be placed 160th in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday.
India, who currently has 142 points, was helped by its 1-0 World Cup qualifier win against Guam last year, making a leap of six places.
The Stephen Constantine – managed side climbed three more spots to 163rd after winning the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championships beating Afghanistan 2-1 in the final last month
Iran (44) is the highest ranked Asian nation while SAFF Cup runners-up Afghanistan have gained three places to be placed in the 151st position.
World champions Germany are in the fourth spot which is being led at the top by Belgium, followed by second placed and World Cup runners-up Argentina, while Spain holds the third place.
Five-time champion Brazil is in the sixth spot
Portugal is in the seventh position followed by Columbia in eighth, England in ninth and Austria in the tenth spot.