The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) will decide on 15 foreign investment proposals, including that of Idea Cellular Infrastructure Services and Sharekhan, on September 26.
The 240th meeting of the FIPB to be chaired by Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das will have 15 items on the agenda. These include investment applications of Limpkin Telecom, Perrigo API India, Flag Telecom Singapore, IBM India, BT Global Communication (Mauritius), Morgan Stanley India Primary Dealer, and BNP Paribas Asset Management India. India allows FDI in most sectors through the automatic route, but in certain segments considered sensitive for the economy and security, the proposals have to be first cleared by the FIPB. The government has taken slew of measures in the recent past to boost foreign direct investment into the country. On June 20, the government had “radically liberalised” the FDI regime with the objective of providing major impetus to employment generation in India.