The 30-share BSE benchmark fell 538.2 points to 59,395.81 in early trade. The Nifty fell 161.3 points to 17,716.10.
Among the Sensex pack, major laggards included Mahindra & Mahindra, Tech Mahindra, TCS, Wipro, HDFC, Infosys, Axis Bank, HCL Technologies and Power Grid.
IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finance, Sun Pharma and Asian Paints were among the early gainers.
Asian markets in Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong traded lower.
The American markets it finished lower on Thursday.
“The market has started to show some signs of fatigue. Globally, the main concern now is that the Fed could overshoot the economy and end up raising rates too quickly, pushing the US economy into a sharp recession,” said chief VK Vijayakumar. Investment Strategist at Geojit Financial Services.
Soaring rates, bond yields and the dollar are negative for stocks, he added.
“In this challenging environment, it would be difficult for India to maintain separation from the global trend which has been the pattern in India recently.” FIIs they stopped their permanent shopping and turned into sellers, though it is not a trend yet,” said Vijayakumar.
The BSE benchmark ended 412.96 points or 0.68 percent lower at 59,934.01 on Thursday. The Nifty fell 126.35 points, or 0.7 percent, to settle at 17,877.40.
Meanwhile, international benchmark Brent crude climbed 0.18 percent to $91 a barrel.
Foreign institutional investors on Thursday withdrew shares worth Rs 1,270.68 crore from the domestic market, according to data available on the BSE.
For every ₹100 withdrawn by foreign investors from Indian stock markets this year, domestic investors have withdrawn ₹89
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