India's industrial production dropped 1.2% year-on-year in February after a revised 0.4% increase in January, official data showed Thursday.

Economists had expected output to fall 1.3%, while it had risen 9.5% in the same month of the previous year. January's figure was revised from an initially estimated 0.5% decline.

Meanwhile, manufacturing production dropped 1.4% year-on-year in February.

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