The key Indian equity indices was trading higher in the afternoon session on Monday.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), was trading 170.49 points or 0.54 per cent higher in the afternoon session.
The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 48.95 points or 0.50 per cent higher at 9,843.10 points.
The Sensex of the BSE, which opened at 31,566.24 points, was trading at 31,619.52 points (at 1.10 p.m.), higher 170.49 points or 0.54 per cent from the previous day’s close at 31,449.03 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 31,629.62 points and a low of 31,399.35 points in the trade so far.
Healthy buying was observed in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), metal and auto sectors, while selling pressure was seen in capital goods.