The total value of Australian investments in India during
the period August 1991 to August 2005 was Rs 6355.24 million.
This accounted for 0.44% of the total approved investment
in India from all countries.
Some of the major Australian companies
which have presence in India include Telstra BHP Billiton;
Rio Tinto; MIM Holdings; Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation;
Argyle diamonds P & O; Clough Engineering; Orica Limited;
Lucent Technologies (IT); ANZ (IT); Fosters; Boral Ltd;
Qantas ; TNT Express; Village Roadshow; Cookie Man (biscuits);
Faber Castell ; Futuris brakes; Minter Elison, Recent entrants
include Macquarie Group Blue scope steel; L J Hooker; Leighton
Holding; Axa Asia. The AWB (wheat board) opened its office
Potential for Indo-Australian cooperation
exists in information technology; biotechnology (both plant
and human); drugs and pharmaceuticals; financial services;
infrastructure development including roads, ports, airports
and railways; power sector; mining; oil and natural including
LNG; water management, soil conservation and waste disposal;
food processing and agribusiness; film and television; processing
of gems and jewellery; tourism; and education.