Key Indian equity market indices opened higher on Tuesday, led by a strong bounce in the Shanghai Composite and other peer benchmarks in the Asia Pacific region.
The sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE, that had closed at 25,436.97 points on Monday, was last trading at 25,668 points, up 231 points in trade.
On Monday, while the Sensex had ended 169.65 points, or 0.66 percent down, the Nifty fell 43.90 points, or 0.56 percent.
HDFC was among the early gainers after the company's stock was upgraded by a foreign brokerage.
"US markets ended in positive after showing a lack of direction in the start of the day. The strength was partly due to bargain hunting since traders picked up stocks at lower levels following recent weakness," Angel Broking said in an analysis, ahead of the opening bell.
"Traders are now looking forward to the release of the closely-watched monthly jobs report, which could have a significant impact on the outlook for whether the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its next meeting in June," the brokerage said.
In Europe, while the markets in Greece, Ireland and Britain were closed for public holidays, others ended with modest gains.
Angel Broking said this was thanks to growth in manufacturing in the Eurozone and a forward movement in the factory purchasing managers' index.
With inputs from IANS