keenly awaited to find more bright spots in the economy after September trade data came in better than expected.
India likely saw little respite from high inflation levels in September as prices of food and imports continued to climb despite a relief rally in the battered rupee, a Reuters poll found.
Indian manufacturers increased production in August, although at a slower pace than in July, as infrastructure output rose, but access to cash was tougher, a Reuters poll found.
Local shares were also buoyed by signs of progress in U.S. budget talks which also helped European stocks edge off four-week lows.
"While the market is trading in a range, directional cues will come from how the results season pans out. Expect stock specific volatility to rise over the next few days," said Milan Bavishi, head of research at Inventure Growth and Securities.
The benchmark BSE index rose 0.12 percent, or 23.65 points, to end at 20,272.91 after marking its highest intraday level since Sept. 19.
The broader NSE index rose 0.22 percent, or 13.50 points, to end at 6,020.95.
Tata Motors' shares rose 4.9 percent after unit Jaguar Land Rover Ltd said in a statement that its September retail sales were up 17 percent, which dealers said were above expectations.
Infosys Ltd ended up 0.6 percent ahead of its July-September earnings results on Friday.
Among other IT stocks, Wipro Ltd ended 0.6 percent higher, while Tech Mahindra Ltd rose 2.5 percent.
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd rose 1.4 percent after unit Glenmark Generics said it has filed lawsuit against Triax Pharmaceuticals, Astellas International, Astellas Pharma Europe, seeking to enforce Glenmark's exclusive royalty agreement for a key drug.
Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd gained 5 percent after a stock and currency exchange partly