Indian shares rose marginally on Tuesday ahead of growth data that is expected to show the country's economic recovery strengthened in the second quarter, buoyed by a pick-up in consumer spending.
The blue-chip NSE Nifty 50 index was up 0.75% at 17,180.70 by 0353 GMT, while the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex rose 0.8% to 57,715.49.
India's statistics ministry will announce gross domestic product (GDP) data at 1200 GMT, and economists have projected the data will show 8.4% year-on-year growth in the July-September period, according to a Reuters poll last week.
Among major sub-indexes, the Nifty IT index was the biggest gainer, rising over 2% in early trade.
Reliance Capital, however, fell 5% to touch its lower circuit of 18.10 rupees, after India's central bank said on Monday it would initiate bankruptcy proceedings against the non-banking financial company, superseding its board on governance concerns.
Globally, investors became cautiously optimistic that the Omicron variant might not cause a widespread global economic disruption, with Asian shares trading in positive territory and the U.S. saying new lockdowns were off the table.