This is the fifth consecutive week of gain in the country's foreign exchange reserves.
Forex reserves had soared by $5.03 billion to $291.30 billion during the week ended Nov 29, 2013.
Foreign currency assets, the biggest component of the forex reserves, soared by $5.01 billion to $268.75 billion, according to the RBI's weekly statistical supplement. Foreign currency assets had increased by $5.07 billion to $263.73 billion in the previous week.
According to the RBI, the foreign currency assets, expressed in US dollar terms, include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of non-US currencies held in reserve such as the pound sterling, euro and yen.
The central bank did not give any reason for such a sharp increase in the foreign currency assets.
The value of special drawing rights (SDRs) rose by $8.9 million to $4.44 billion during the week under review.
India's reserve position in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) rose by $3.8 million to $1.90 billion for the week ended Dec 6, 2013.
However, the value of India's gold reserves came down by 624.2 million at $20.60 billion during the week under review.
--IANS (Posted on 14-12-2013)