Indian stocks fell for the third straight session on Thursday, led by declines in the banking and technology shares as the U.S. Federal Reserve's hawkish stance dampened risk sentiment.

The Nifty 50 was down about 0.4% at 19,816.45 points as of 9:20 a.m. IST, while the S&P BSE Sensex slipped nearly 0.5% to 66,503.63 points.


(Reporting by Archishma Iyer in Bengaluru; Editing by Dhanya Ann Thoppil)