A benchmark index for Indian equities on Monday closed 292 points up with metals and realty scrips seeing substantial buys.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 17,654.81 points, shut shop at 17,863.15 points (provisional), 292.33 points or 1.66 per cent up from its previous close at 17,570.82 points.
It had touched an intra-day high of 17,919.62 points.
At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 50-share S&P CNX Nifty was ruling at 5,346.3 points, up 1.59 percent from its previous close at 5,262.6 points.
Broader markets indices were also in the positive, with the BSE midcap index ending 1.29 per cent higher and the BSE smallcap index 1.21 per cent up.