Indian shares extended gains for a seventh session on Friday on the back of continued buying by foreign investors in local shares.
Asian stocks traded mix as Japanese equities declined after a holiday, while a sudden sell-off that sent Chinese equities plunging on Thursday fizzled.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was almost flat, while the Shanghai Composite Index was down 0.6 percent.
At 0620 GMT, the S&P BSE Sensex rose 0.25 percent at 33,671 while the broader NSE Nifty edged up 0.33 percent to 10,383.
Overseas investors have invested $2.4 billion so far this month, which is the highest since March.
Among the top Sensex gainers, Infosys rose 2.5 percent, Mahindra & Mahindra advanced 1.1 percent, Bajaj Auto added 1 percent while Cipla rose 0.8 percent.
The S&P BSE Information Technology Index gained 1 percent and was among the top sectoral gainers.
Vakrangee rose 1.2 percent after a block deal. Around 2.6 million shares or 0.5 percent stake of the company changed hands in a block deal, according to a Bloomberg report.
RBL Bank jumped 3 percent after a block deal.
Cox and Kings added 2.5 percent after its arm Meininger signed an agreement with Peter Simmel to open hotel in Dresden, Germany.
But Star Paper Mills lost 4 percent after the company said its net profit fell 6.4 percent in the September-quarter.
Kesar Terminals & Infrastructure declined 4 percent after the company reported an 18 percent decline in its net profit.
Market breadth was in the favour of gainers, with about 2 stocks advancing to every 1 stock that declined.