The Indian equity markets opened lower on Friday following global peers that fell due to rising geopolitical tensions. At 9:30 am. the Sensex was 252 points down and the Nifty was trading 0.66% lower at 9,427. Axis Bank, Adani Ports, Zee Ltd, Bajaj Finance and Tata Motors were the top Nifty losers. While, Infratel, Grasim, DRL, Cipla and Asian Paints were the top gainers.