Indian shares opened sharply lower on Friday to extend losses for a fifth consecutive session amid escalating tensions between the U.S and North Korea.

After threatening to possibly meet North Korea's provocations with "fire and fury", U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday further ratcheted up the rhetoric in remarks suggesting that his comments may not have been tough enough.

North Korea should be "very, very nervous" about doing anything to the United States or its allies, he said.

The benchmark BSE Sensex was down 275 points or 0.87 percent at 31,256 while the broader Nifty index was down 94 points or 0.96 percent at 9,726.

Tata Motors fell 4.5 percent to extend Thursday's selloff after posting disappointing quarterly results. Sun Pharma lost 2.5 percent ahead of its quarterly results due today.

IT stocks inched higher for the second day running as the rupee weakened to over two-week low against the dollar.

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