India has reported weaker-than-expected growth numbers for the first three months of the year.
The country's economy grew by 7.8% in the first quarter compared with the same period last year, the latest government figures showed.
India's economy has posted robust growth since the global financial crisis.
However, the Reserve Bank of India's monetary tightening policies have seen a loss of momentum.
Analysts say that as the central bank continues its fight against rising prices, the pace of growth is likely to be slow for some time.
"I think this loss of growth momentum will continue for industry for a quarter or two because we are not yet done with interest rate hikes," said Shubhada Rao of YES Bank.
However, analysts warned that though a slowdown in growth had been broadly expected, continued loss of momentum would have an adverse effect on the economy.
"It is significant because it is the first quarter of sub-8% growth since the crisis," said Sonal Verma of Nomura.
"The last four quarters we have been growing above 8%, so this is really a slow starting point for the next financial year," she added.