Getting over its initial volatility, the benchmark Sensex continued its upward journey and ended higher by another 193 points on firm Asian cues.
The Bombay Stock Exchange 30-share barometer resumed weak and immediately touched a low of 9,546.29 but gradually recovered sharply to settle the day at 9,901.99, a smart rise of 193.49 points or 1.99 per cent over its last close.
On Wednesday, the bellwether index was up by 140.36 points or 1.47 per cent.
The broad-based 50-issue Nifty of the National Stock Exchange also improved further by 39.40 points or 1.30 per cent to 3,060.35 from its last close.
Barring Hong Kong, which closed in negative terrain, other Asian markets ended firm following a strong rally on Wall Street. Japan rose by 2.99 per cent, South Korea by 2.25 per cent, Taiwan by 1.99 per cent, China by 1.47 per cent and Singapore by 0.13 per cent.
However, European markets displayed weak trends at their opening. France was down by 1.39 per cent, Germany by 1.10 per cent and the UK by 0.71 per cent.