The Singapore-traded SGX Nifty, an early indicator of NSE Nifty 50 Index’s performance in India, fell 1.14 percent to 9,753.50.
Stocks in Asia declined, following an overnight slump in U.S. stocks, as investors headed for haven assets as tensions between U.S. and North Korea escalated.
Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea has dominated sentiment in financial markets this week as the spat threatens to boil over into military confrontation.
The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index fell 0.1 percent while the yield on 10-year Treasuries declined five basis points to 2.20 percent on Thursday.
West Texas Intermediate crude added 0.2 percent to $48.51 a barrel in early Friday trading after falling 2 percent on Thursday.