The men's football team and the women's hockey teams, however, suffered humiliating 0-6 and 0-3 losses, both to Japan, with the former being knocked out of the tournament.
Veteran Dharminder Singh Lilly lost 8-40 to Joji Kai of Japan in the men's carom 3 singles quarterfinals while compatriot Alok Kumar went down 4-9 to another Japanese Hisataka Kamihasha in a preliminary match of the men's 9-ball pool singles.
India's judo campaign also ended.
Khade, who narrowly missed the bronze in the 50 metre freestyle event Monday, clocked 24.31 seconds for the third-place finish.
Jiawei Zhou (23.66 secs) won the gold while the silver went to Japan's Masayuki Kishida (24.13 secs).
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Image: Virdhawal Khade of India poses with his bronze medal on the podium during the award ceremony for the men's 50m butterfly in the swimming event of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou on November 16, 2010. Zhou Jiawei of China won gold, Masayuki Kishida of Japan won silver and Virdhawal Khade of India the bronze.