The blue-chip NSE Nifty 50 index gained 0.17% to 11,554.70, while the S&P BSE Sensex rose 0.06% to 39.109.37 by 0355 GMT.
Investors await readings for August on India’s services industry, a key driver of economic growth, with a Reuters poll forecasting a sixth straight month of contraction, albeit at a slower pace of decline.
HDFC Bank Ltd and Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd were the top boosts to the Nifty, rising 0.5% and 0.7%, respectively, while conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd capped gains, falling 0.7%.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside of Japan climbed 0.5%, after data showed a sustained recovery in China’s services sector, while hopes of additional U.S. stimulus helped sentiment. MKTS/GLOB