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India forex reserves up at $295.04 bln on Oct. 5 - cbank

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MUMBAI, Oct 12 (Reuters) - India's foreign exchange reserves

rose to $295.04 billion as of Oct. 5 from $294.81billion in the previous week, the central bank said in itsweekly statistical supplement on Friday.

Changes in foreign currency assets, expressed in dollarterms, include the effect of appreciation or depreciation ofother currencies held in its reserves, the Reserve Bank of Indiasaid.

Foreign exchange reserves include India's Reserve Trancheposition in the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

FOREIGN EXCHANGE RESERVES (in million U.S. dollars)

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Oct. 5 Sept. 28 Oct. 72012 2012 2011---------------------------------------------------------Foreign currency assets 260,177 259,958 276,462Gold 28,133 28,133 28,667SDRs 4,457 4,451 4,495Reserve Tranche Position 2,273 2,270 2,607

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*Total 295,040 294,812 312,231

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* Figures are rounded off to nearest decimal point.

(Reporting by Swati Bhat)

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Messaging: swati.bhat.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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