Indian shares ended higher on Tuesday, snapping their longest losing streak since last May, lifted by hopes of policy easing by major central banks of the world to address the economic fallout from the spreading coronavirus.
Finance ministers from the G7 and central bank governors will hold a conference call on Tuesday (1200 GMT) to discuss measures to deal with the outbreak.
Meanwhile, India's central bank said on Tuesday it was closely monitoring global and domestic developments in financial markets and was ready to take appropriate actions to ensure functioning of financial markets, maintain market confidence and preserve financial stability.
Tuesday's gains in Indian equities were driven by heavyweight financials and energy stocks.
Miner Vedanta Ltd jumped 7.75%, reported its best day since Sept. 20 and was the top gainer in the Nifty 50 index.