Sensex is up 45.83 points at 36681.93, while Nifty is up 4.40 points at 11057.40. About 557 shares have advanced, 285 shares declined, and 45 shares are unchanged.
It is a firm start for the Indian indices on Thursday with Nifty trading above 11,050 level.
IndusInd Bank, Power Grid, HPCL, IOC, BPCL, Tata Motors, Titan, Zee Ent, Gail, Bharti Airtel are some of the gainers in the early trading session, while losers include Biocon, Indiabulls Housing, Tata Steel, Vendata, JSW Steel.
Among the sectoral indices, metal index is under pressure with 1 percent cut, followed by auto, pharma and PSU Bank, while some buying is seen in the energy, infra, FMCG and IT.