Indian shares retreated from record levels in early session on Tuesday as realty, auto, healthcare and metal stocks fell as investors booked profits.
The S&P BSE Sensex fell 0.08 percent at 32,609 while the broader NSE Nifty rose 0.04 percent to 10,234. Sensex touched a record high of 32,687.32 points while 50-stock Nifty index touched its life-time high of 10,242.95 earlier in the previous session.
Among the top Sensex gainers: Bharti Airtel rose 3 percent, Asian Paints added 2 percent, Cipla gained 4 percent while Bajaj Auto advanced 1 percent.
Top losers were Tata Motors lost 1 percent, Axis Bank fell 1.4 percent, Infosys shed 0.8 percent while Dr. Reddy's dropped 0.6 percent.
Persistent Systems rose 2 percent after the company reported better then expected earnings for September quarter.
Visa Steel jumped 8 percent after the central bank raised foreign investment limit in the company to 74 percent.
Sasken Technologies jumped 9 percent after the company reported 55 percent increase in its net profit in September quarter.
Market breadth was in the favour of gainers, with about 2 stocks advancing to every 1 stock that declined.
Asian equities gained but sentiment remained muted as concerns about North Korea reemerged.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent having gained 10 of the past 12 sessions.
North Korea warned that a nuclear war could "break out any moment," sparking a pullback in the region's markets -- one of a number of geopolitical risks, along with the Brexit and Catalan-secession impasses.