The 30-share index rose by 125.27 points, or 0.50 per cent, to 25,371.521 points with capital goods, power, consumer durables, realty and auto sector stocks leading the recovery.
    
The index had tanked 274.94 points on Wednesday's trade after unrest intensified in Iraq, threatening rise in crude import costs.
    
On the similar lines, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty surged by 37.95 points, or 0.50 per cent, to 7,596.15.
    
Brokers said that fresh buying by funds and retail investors, triggered by a better trend on other Asian bourses following overnight gains in US markets fuelled by upbeat comments on the economy by the Federal Reserve.
    
The Fed said that the economic growth has rebounded in recent months and kept its short-term interest rates unchanged.
    
However, it cut its monthly bond-purchase programme to USD 35 billion from USD 45 billion.
    
Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose by 0.36 percent, while Japan's Nikkei was up by 1.62 percent in the morning trade on Thursday.
    
US Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.58 percent higher in the previous session.

(Agencies)

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