The BSE Sensex rises after a lower-than-expected June quarter current account gap boosts sentiment, though a U.S. government shutdown continues to weigh.
The BSE Sensex and the broader Nifty gain 0.3 percent each.
Maruti Suzuki (MRTI.NS) shares gain 3.1 percent on higher-than-expected sales in September.
Tata Communications (TATA.NS) gains 4.3 percent after South Africa's Vodacom Group (VODJ.J) said on Monday it was in exclusive talks to buy Tata's unlisted local unit, Neotel, in a potential $590 million deal.
Apollo Tyres (APLO.NS) shares fall as much as 8.9 percent on worries about possible high debt after Cooper Tire and Rubber Co (CTB.N) shareholders approved the U.S. company's $2.5 billion sale to the Indian firm.
Hindustan Unilever (HLL.NS) shares fall 1.2 percent after its parent company Unilever (ULVR.L) (UNc.AS) warned that a slowdown in its emerging markets accelerated in the third quarter.