Journal Press India®

FDI Inflows to Telecom Sector of India: A Critique

Vol 3, Issue 2, July - December 2016 | Pages: 1-10 | Research Paper  

Article has been added to the cart.View Cart (0)

Author Details ( * ) denotes Corresponding author

1. * Badar Alam Iqbal, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (SIR), Business School, Kentucky State University, Frankfort , United States (
2. Abdul M. Turay, Interim Chair, Business School, Kentucky State University, Frankfort , United States (abdul.turay@kysu.ed)

India has been progressively liberalising its FDI regime to attract foreign investment which can fill the gap between the actual and desired level of investment in the country. Despite its policy measures, India has received far less share of FDI inflows in global FDI inflows. This needs to be improved so as to effectively implement the “Make in India” campaign of the present Government. Though last few years have shown an increase in FDI inflows, still a lot needs to be done for attracting more FDI Inflows. Apart from looking at the general trends, this paper specifically examines the trends in the telecom sector of India. We find that telecom sector has its own specific trends which do not relate to the general trend of FDI Inflows. The trend has been decreasing since 2009-10 but has revived in 2014-15. As telecom sector is a major driver of Indian industry, it is imperative for the government to provide continued policy impetus to this sector so as to attract substantial FDI flows in this sector.


Foreign direct investment (FDI); Telecom sector; Liberalisation; India

  1. Bhattacharya, A.K. (2015). Focus on FDI: But domestic investment worry. Business Standard. New Delhi: November 22.
  2. Business Line. (2015). Chinks in FDI Story. New Delhi: November 24.
  3. Financial Express. (2015). The FDI Push. New Delhi: November 14.
  4. Indian Express. (2016). FDI Inflows get Make in India Push. New Delhi: March 29.
  5. Indian Express. (2016). Singapore Knocks off Mauritius as Top FDI. New Delhi: December 7.
Abstract Views: 156
PDF Views: 229

By continuing to use this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.