North Korea charge into Challenge Cup semis
Midfielder Ryang Yong-gi scored a goal either side of half-time as the speedy Koreans outpaced injury-hit India, who fielded their under-23 team, to top group B in the second-tier Asian tournament.
Choe Chol-man scored Korea's third goal in the 57th minute.
The Koreans, who will open their 2010 World Cup campaign against five-times winners Brazil on June 15 in Johannesburg, will meet Myanmar in the semi-finals on Wednesday.
Tajikistan play Turkmenistan in the other semi-final.
North Korea had beaten Kyrgyzstan 4-0 after being held to a 1-1 draw by Turkmenistan earlier in their bid to win the eight-team tournament and book a berth in the AFC Asian Cup finals in Qatar next year.
India, who have already qualified for the Asian Cup, were struggling with injuries to five of their main players.