* December futures contract for India's 50-share NSE
index crosses the psychologically key level of 6,000
points for the first time since Jan. 7, 2011, extending a rally
after recent reform measures were cleared by parliament.
* Dealers say the milestone in futures bodes well for the main
NSE index, widely known as Nifty, which has risen 27.8 percent
in 2012 as of Monday's close.
* Passage of banking reforms bill, due to be voted on Tuesday,
and other measures would be key for sustaining the rally that
has seen India outperforming BRICs by a wide margin in 2012 so
far, dealers add.