Indian shares advanced on Monday, led by telecom stocks after Reliance Industries' unit Jio raised data tariffs last week, signalling more pricing discipline in the sector.
The S&P BSE Sensex gained 0.36 percent at 32,506 while the broader NSE Nifty rose 0.38 percent to 10,184.
Among the top Sensex gainers: Bharti Airtel climbed 5 percent, Reliance Industries jumped 3 percent, ICICI Bank added 2 percent, Wipro gained 1.7 percent while Coal India advanced 1.6 percent.
Idea Cellular gained 8 percent its highest in last three months after the telecom commission offered a welcome relief to debt-laden telecom firms by giving them six more years to pay for spectrum purchases.
Tata Teleservices Maharashtra gained as much as 5 percent after the company's board approved raising of additional funds.
UltraTech Cement added 4.2 percent after multiple price target increases by various brokerages.
Market breadth was in the favour of gainers, with about 2 stocks advancing to every 1 stock that declined.
In Asia, Japan's Nikkei raced up 1 percent to its highest since 1996 after Prime Minister Abe looked to have easily won in national elections over the weekend.
Investors assumed the victory would allow the Bank of Japan to continue with massive monetary easing that depresses bond yields and the yen, even as the U.S. Federal Reserve seems determined to hike rates again in December, Reuters reported.