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Types of Investors for FDI in India

As the FDI Policy of India is rather sophisticated and generous, the permitted types of investors for fdi in india, form a rich variety. This webpage presents very informative contents about the foreign people and entities which can make easy FDI in India, in its various booming economic fields, along with many other precious pieces of information.

Which Foreign People and Entities Located in Countries Worldwide Can Invest in India?
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)
  • Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs)
  • Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs)
  • Qualified Foreign Investors (QFIs)
  • Foreign Venture Capital Investors (FVCIs)
  • Overseas Corporate Bodies (OCBs)
  • Financial Institutions
  • Partnership / Proprietorship Firms
  • Private Equity Funds
  • Pension/Provident Funds
  • And, many other people and entities.

Here, it must be noted that FDIs in India by the above-mentioned types of investors are to be made strictly as per the FDI Policy of India; Rules and Regulations of RBI; Rules and Regulations of SEBI; Rules and regulations of FEMA; and other relevant Indian legislations and bodies. Again, for the majority of economic sectors/activities open to fdi in india, which permit the FDI cap from 74-100%, are to be invested in through both the automatic and government routes; the most common case being, FDI up to 49% through automatic route, and the remaining through the government route. However, some sectors are also present which attract FDI up to 49% or 74-100%, only through the automatic route. Also, a citizen or entity located anywhere in Pakistan and Bangladesh can invest in India in its any economic sector only through the government route. Further, a citizen or any incorporated entity of Pakistan cannot invest in the sectors/activities of defense, space, atomic energy, and all other sectors/activities prohibited for FDI in India.

Today, as India is one of the major and fast-paced economies of the world, and one of the top three FDI destinations, the number of economic sectors open to FDI is rather large, and covers many fast-developing and significant sectors. Please, visit other relevant web-pages for getting information about these permitted sectors to FDI in India. FDIs in these sectors of India are to be made through use of diverse equities and other relevant instruments, and into the following main and popular types of entities --- LLPs, Private and Public Limited Companies, VCFs (Venture Capital Funds), Indian Venture Capital Undertakings (IVCUs), Partnership Firms/Proprietary Concerns, etc.

Lastly, under FDI through the government route, the proposals go before the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) [which amount to 2000 Crore or less], and may also be placed before the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), for proposals with total foreign equity inflow amounting to 2000 Crore or more. Whereas in the automotive route, the investment proposals need not to be approved by the central government of India. Moreover, proposals for FDI in certain sensitive sectors/activities are compulsorily analyzed by the Cabinet Committee on Security.

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