Foreign investors sold index futures worth Rs 2,817 crore and shares worth Rs 1,571 crore on Tuesday, signalling unwinding of long positions amid a selloff in global markets.
The Nifty slumped more than 3 per cent in the previous session, posting its biggest daily loss since the rupee crisis in 2013 as a continued slide in oil prices hit emerging markets.
The benchmark BSE Sensex fell 0.29 per cent to close at 26,908.82, while the broader Nifty ended 0.31 per cent at 8,102.10.
Stocks favoured by overseas investors led the losses. ICICI Bank fell 2.7 per cent, while Tata Motors lost 1.5 per cent.
However, energy stocks gained. Reliance Industries, which lost 4.5 per cent in the previous session, rose 2.2 per cent, while Oil and Natural Gas Corp ended 1.5 per cent higher. ONGC fell 5.7 per cent on Tuesday.
Copyright: Thomson Reuters 2015