India's foreign exchange reserves rose by $4.344 billion during the week ended 9 April.
According to the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) weekly statistical supplement, the foreign exchange reserves increased to $581.213 billion from $576.869 billion reported for the week ended 2 April.
India's forex reserves comprise foreign currency assets (FCAs), gold reserves, special drawing rights (SDRs), and the country's reserve position with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
On a weekly basis, FCAs, the largest component of the forex reserves, edged higher by $3.017 billion to $539.455 billion.
Expressed in dollar terms, the foreign currency assets include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of non-US units like the euro, pound, and yen held in the foreign exchange reserves.
Similarly, the value of the country's gold reserves gained by $1.297 billion to $35.320 billion.
The SDR value inched up by $6 million at $1.492 billion.
On the same note, the country's reserve position with the IMF inched higher by $24 million to $4.946 billion.
(With inputs from IANS)
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