Following the news of surgical strike across LoC from the Indian side domestic equity markets failed to catch positive global cues and closed Thursday’s trading session on a negative note.

Director General Military Operations DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Thursday said that quot;the Army conducted surgical strikes last nightquot; across Line of Control LoC.

Thenbsp;Sensexnbsp;at the Bombay Stock Exchange BSE closed 465 points down at 27828 and the Nifty at the National Stock Exchange NSEnbsp;closednbsp;154 points lower at 8591.

On Wednesday thenbsp;Sensexnbsp;had closed 70 points higher at 28293 and the Nifty had closed 39 points up at 8745.

In the broader markets BSE Midcap index slumped 3.6 per cent while Smallcap index plunged over 4 per cent.

All the BSE sectoral indices closed in the negative zone with Realty index leading the declines down 4.1 per cent.nbsp;

Top gainers in thenbsp;Sensex-30 pack: Adani Ports up 4.2 per cent Sun Pharma up 3.8 per cent ICICI Bank up 3.8 per cent Gail up 3.2 per cent and Tata Steel up 3.2 per cent.

No stocks in the Sensex-30 pack closed in the positive territory.

Meanwhile the Rupee was trading 38 paise down at 66.84 against the US Dollar.

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