BENGALURU: Indian shares opened higher on Monday on improved global cues due to a weekend debt ceiling deal in the U.S.

The blue-chip Nifty 50 index was up 0.60% at 18,610.25 as of 9:15 a.m. IST, while the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex rose 0.70% to 62,955.73.

(Reporting by Bharath Rajeswaran in Bengaluru; Editing by Sonia Cheema and Dhanya Ann Thoppil)