FIIs started entry into the country's capital markets in 1992-93. In 2010, they made a record net inflow of Rs 1,33,266 crores and in 2012, the foreign investors had net invested Rs. 1,28,360 crores.
It is expected that the total flows will further improve in the coming months as a major victory for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today in assembly elections has improved their chances of coming to the power at the Centre post 2014 Lok Sabha Elections. Experts further believe that the assembly results have further strengthened BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's chances. Apart from being business friendly, Mr. Narendra Modi is also viewed by market participants as a leader who is able to get things done.