India's competitiveness from a natural and human resources standpoint is
making it the destination of choice for investors.
India is a fast-growing economy with a dynamic and robust
financial system. Being a democracy ensures a stable policy environment
and its independent institutions guarantee the rule of law.
This highly diversified economy has shown rapid
growth and remarkable resilience since 1991, when economic reforms were
initiated with the progressive opening of the economy to
international trade and investment. Events such as the Asian currency
crisis, the dotcom bust and rising oil prices have had no significant impact on
India's growth; with the economy recording an average annual GDP growth of
6.5% over the past decade. Going forward, the country is targeting an annual GDP
growth rate of 7-8%.
India is in the global arena for increased foreign
investment - both through the Equity markets - termed Foreign
Institutional Investment (FII) - and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). While its
size and growth potential make India attractive as a market, the most compelling
reason for investors to be in India is that it provides a high
Return on Investment. India is a free market democracy with a legal and
regulatory framework that rewards free enterprise, entrepreneurship and risk