In early trade on Thursday, Indian equities indices were lower due to weak global cues. Asian markets dipped, matching an overnight drop on Wall Street. As investors worried about the prospect of future rate hikes. Ahead of a critical policy meeting of the European Central Bank later in the day.
Mid- and small-cap stocks were down 0.25 percent and 0.13 percent, respectively, on the Nifty Midcap 100.