"The media reports on bad position of public banks are not fully correct," the finance minister tweeted, a day after Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan also said the some claims by analysts on the issue were 'wild' and verged on scare-mongering.

"Bad loan are there, but banks are equipped to deal with the issues. The government is committed to protect the banks and give them the capital requirements. The RBI is also giving guidance," the Finance Minister said.

"As a result of various international developments that are taking place, there need not be any exaggerated panic in India -- for the reason that Indian economy, even in the midst of a global slowdown has clearly stood out," he said, calling for a focus on the Indian economy's strength.

The comments also come against the backdrop of the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) losing 1,665.14 points, or 6.76 percent, during the past four trading days ended Thursday, shaving Rs.6,73,192 crore out of the bourse's market capitalisation.

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