The key Indian equity indices on Monday opened in the red.
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) was trading 35.06 points or 0.13 per cent lower soon after opening.
The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 16.05 points or 0.19 per cent lower at 8,333.30 points.
The Sensex of the BSE, which opened at 26,990.93 points, was trading at 26,999.44 points (at 9.17 a.m.), lower 35.06 points or 0.13 per cent from the previous day's close at 27,034.50 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 27,003.34 points and a low of 26,963.58 points in the trade so far.
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