India's food price index rose 15.57 percent and the fuel price index climbed 10.87 percent in the year to Jan. 15, government data on Thursday showed.

In the prior week, annual food and fuel inflation stood at 15.52 percent and 11.53 percent.

The primary articles price index was up 17.26 percent in the latest week, compared with an annual rise of 17.03 percent a week earlier.

The wholesale price index, the most widely watched gauge of prices in India, rose 8.43 percent in December from a year earlier, compared with 7.48 percent in November.