Through PTI

MUMBAI: Benchmark indices faced a lackluster trend in early trade Monday but later traded higher on inflows of foreign funds and a drop in crude oil prices.

The 30-stock BSE Sensex was flat in early trade, up marginally 15.81 points to 62,309.45.

The broader NSE Nifty was up 5 points at 18,517.75. Both benchmark indices later gained momentum.

The Sensex was trading 103.38 points higher at 62,404.71 at 09:49 and the Nifty was noting…