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Missing TB cases are an important metric for disease control as undiagnosed, untreated cases may spread the infection in the community.
The study further stated that due to the coronavirus pandemic, five years of progress on tuberculosis treatment could be lost.
With close to 2.8 mn cases every year, India has world's highest TB numbers. PM Narendra Modi said at 74th session of UNGA last year that India will be free of TB by 2025.
Move comes days after activists in India wrote to PM Modi asking him to make the ongoing negotiations at the UN more effective.
Modi announced India’s plan to eliminate TB by 2025 four months ago, but American intervention has put spanner in the works.