MUMBAI Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan said on Monday the central bank holds government bonds worth 8 trillion rupees ($120.54 billion) alongside record-high foreign exchange reserves.
The number provides some clarity given the central bank does not disclose the amount of its debt holdings.
Rajan made the comment in a speech at an event featuring bankers and start-up executives, in which he discussed that the central bank had plenty of funds at its disposal.
India's foreign exchange reserves surged to a record $360 billion in the week ended April 1.
($1 = 66.3700 Indian rupees)
(Reporting by Suvashree Choudhury; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)
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Published Date: Apr 11, 2016 12:16 PM | Updated Date: Apr 11, 2016 12:16 PM