However, Pakistan are still ahead in terms of net run rate of -0.426 which is shade better than India's -0.452. Had India won with 20 balls to spare, they would have been No 2 in the group.
India will now have to defeat South Africa in their last group-2 match on Tuesday to make it to the semi-finals.
Indias unbeaten record against Pakistan in ICC World Cups has thus been kept intact having beaten them five times in the 50-over version and thrice in the T20 format.
In Image: India's batsmen Virat Kohli, right, and Yuvraj Singh celebrate the victory over Pakistan