Indian equity markets on Monday ended with strong gains, in line with global peers. The Sensex ended 415 points higher at 31,743 and the Nifty jumped 1.4% to close near 9,300. Britannia, IndusInd bank, Bajaj Finserv, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Axis Bank were the top five gainers. Whereas, NTPC, HDFC Bank, M&M, DSL, Bharti Airtel were the top Nifty losers. The rupee rose by 21 paise to close at 76.25 against the US dollar.