Indian shares opened higher on Friday, led by energy stocks, as faster-than-expected domestic economic growth and in-line U.S. inflation data boosted sentiment.

The blue-chip index NSE Nifty 50 was up 0.30% at 22,048.30, while the BSE Sensex added 0.15% to 72,606.31, as of 09:15 a.m. IST.

(Reporting by Bharath Rajeswaran and VarunVyas Hebbalalu in Bengaluru; Editing by Eileen Soreng)