BENGALURU (Reuters) - India's Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) will replace Wipro in the 30-stock blue-chip S&P BSE Sensex, the operator of the index said on Friday.

The BSE, in its semi-annual rebalancing exercise, included the country's largest private port operator, making it the first Adani Group company to join the Sensex, effective June 24.

(Reporting by Bharath Rajeswaran in Bengaluru; Editing by Varun H K and Sohini Goswami)