India, April 15 -- Indian equity benchmarks extended their upward rally in late afternoon session, despite weak cues from European markets. Gains led by Metal, Realty and Auto stocks along with firm broader markets, provided support to the markets. Further, Tata Motors emerged as the top gainer among all industry leaders on the BSE in late noon deals. The market participants were optimistic with Former Niti Aayog vice chairman Arvind Panagariya's statement that the Modi government has achieved 'major successes' in social sector programmes like Ayushmaan Bharat, PM-Kisan and rural electrification. Besides, he added that this government has made an 'unprecedented progress' in tackling corruption. Traders overlooked rising inflation data repor...