Instead of stepping up their performance in Tokyo, the 15-strong squad crumbled under the mighty Olympic pressure.
Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar amassed 1167 (63x) points at an average of 9.725 after shooting 120 shots on the target in three positions while compatriot Sanjeev Rajput gathered 1157 (55x).
Tokyo Olympics: Onus on Sanjeev Rajput, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar to avoid another medal-less campaign in shooting
India, who were expected to do well in shooting, are staring at the prospect of two straight Olympics without medals with only the men's 50m event still to go.
Having spent four-five hours at the airport for Covid tests and immigration formalities, the Indian shooting team reached the Games Village in the afternoon.
Top Indian athletes have requested the citizens of the country to become a part of the 'largest vaccine drive' initiated by the government.
Competitions ahead of the Olympics are at a premium with no official word yet on the Korea and Baku World Cups.
Rajput secured his Tokyo Olympics quota in the 2019 Rio de Janeiro World Cup when he gunned down a silver in the men's 50m rifle 3 positions event.
The Indians beat Ukraine's Serhiy Kulish and Anna Ilina 31-29 in the gold medal match, using their years of experience to good effect to emerge victorious.
Barring those in shotgun, Indian shooters' last international appearance was the season-ending ISSF World Cup Finals in Putian, China, from where they returned with an impressive medal haul.
Sanjeev Rajput won the gold medal in the men's 50m rifle 3 positions event with a games record at the 21st Commonwealth Games.