In the Open section, the India 'B' team, which has been in sparkling form, had to settle for a 2-2 draw against Uzbekistan.
Arkady Dvorkovich was re-elected president for a second term.
The Indian GM shocked super GM Fabiano Caruana in their eighth-round clash.
GM D Gukesh continued his fine form notching up his seventh straight win.
D Gukesh has been in formidable form for India B with a 6/6 on the top board.
Team USA bounced back with a narrow win over Israel.
While India 'A' drew 2-2 with France, ranked 15th, the Americans had to share honours with Uzbekistan in the Open event.
The matter came to light Sunday when Ahmadullah Wasiq, director general of the National Radio and Television, Afghanistan, tweeted a photo of one of the team members posing at the venue with the Taliban's flag.
India A beat Greece 3-1 while the B team trounced Switzerland 4-0 in Chennai
Union Sports Minister Thakur inaugurated the opening round by making the first move on Vidit Gujrathi's board.