PV Sindhu broke into the top five of the world rankings for the first time in her career.
Saina and Sindhu decided to skip the tournament to prepare for the upcoming hectic international schedule which includes All England Championship.
Arjun M R and Ramchandran Shlok have somewhat made up for the ouster of other Indian players in the tournament.
Lee Chong Wei is angry about the injury that he sustained after he slipped at the new Academy Badminton Malaysia.
Sourabh Verma has finished runner-up at Belgium, Poland and Bitburger Open and won the Chinese Taipei GP Gold since his comeback from injury.
Ashwini Ponnappa said though Kim Tan Her has played a huge role in improving her game, there are many other coaches as well.
Sourabh Varma walked away with a 21-13 21-12 win over the junior world number one Laskhya Sen.
Lakshya Sen notched up a straight-game win over Mumbai's Harsheel Dani to storm into the finals of men's singles competition.
Total of 13 teams will be fighting for the coveted trophy at the continental mixed team tournament that begins on Feb 14.
Top seed Tanvi Lad reached the quarterfinals as she defeated 10th seed Shruti Mundada 21-15 21-15
After the Malaysia Grand Prix Gold, Ajay Jayaram suffered from a problem with his back.
Sameer Verma and HS Prannoy progressed to the second round of the men's singles competition after getting byes at Senior National Championship.