This is the fourth consecutive week of gain in the country's foreign exchange reserves.
Forex reserves had soared by $2.69 billion to $286.26 billion during the week previous to this.
Foreign currency assets, the biggest component of the forex reserves, soared by $5.07 billion to $263.73 billion, according to the RBI's weekly statistical supplement. Foreign currency assets had increased by $2.76 billion to $258.66 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 $12.2 million to $4.43 billion during the week under review.
However, India's reserve position in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) dropped by $46.2 million to $1.90 billion.
The value of India's gold reserves remained unchanged at $21.22 billion during the week under review.
--IANS (Posted on 07-12-2013)