India's foreign exchange reserves fell by $249 million during the week ended 12 February.
According to the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) weekly statistical supplement, the reserves increased to $583.697 billion from $583.945 billion reported for the week ended 5 February.
India's forex reserves comprise of 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 lower by $1.387 billion to $540.951 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.
However, the value of the country's gold reserves increased by $1.260 billion to $36.227 billion.
Besides, the SDR value stood higher by $10 million at $1.513 billion.
Nonetheless, the country's reserve position with the IMF decreased by $132 million to $5.006 billion.
(With inputs from IANS)
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