Chasing 276 for victory, VVS Laxman (58 not out) and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (0) were at the crease when India successfully completed the chase to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, on the fourth day of the match.
Off-spinner R Ashwin, who took match haul of nine for 128, including six in the second innings, also played a big role in India's triumph as he became only the third player to win the man-of-the-match award on debut.
Image: Indian batsman V.V.S. Laxman, center, blue helmet, shakes hands with West Indies players after winning the first of the three cricket test match series between India and West Indies, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011.
Scorecard | India vs West Indies