A woman who was spotted walking with the India's Olympic contingent in the opening ceremony has apologised.

Speaking to the NDTV news channel Madhura Nagendra, said, "[It was an] error of judgement [that] I landed up walking with the athletes. I think I have hurt the sentiments of my people. I apologise." .

"There was chaos. Thousands of people were walking. I was blinded and as a result there was an error of judgement."

"I am a proud woman of India with a lot of enthusiasm. I was taken aback by the criticism. I hope this incident will be forgiven and I want to move forward."

Ms Nagendra was a cast member at the event.