India's Foreign Investment Policy: Achievements & Inadequacies
Asie.Visions 18, August 2009
India’s conscious shift in the early 1990s from an inward-looking development strategy to a globalized market-based approach resulted in significant changes in its foreign investment policy. Till the 1990s, the policy was heavily restrictive with majority foreign equity permitted only in a handful export-oriented, high technology industries. Outward-oriented reforms radically changed such perceptions with foreign investment policy becoming progressively liberal following steady withdrawal of external capital controls and simplification of procedures.