India's NSE index gains 0.3 pct at pre-open on Fed optimism

MUMBAI, June 19 Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:46pm EDT

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MUMBAI, June 19 (Reuters) - India's NSE index rose 0.3 percent in pre-open trading on Thursday on the back of firm global shares after the U.S. Federal Reserve committed to retaining accommodative monetary policy.

The broader NSE index gained 0.29 percent to 7,580.05 points, while the BSE index was up 0.32 percent at 25,327.09 points.

Indian shares slipped more than 1 percent on Wednesday, falling for three out of four sessions. (Reporting by Indulal PM; Editing by Prateek Chatterjee)