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During the same month last year, Indian firms had invested a total of $1.42 billion into their overseas joint ventures or subsidiaries.
The March 2017 overseas investments were much higher than those in February at $867.53 million, the RBI said
These investments came in the form of equities totalling $1.99 billion, loans of $742.60 million and issue of guarantees worth $251.40 million.
The major investors include Bharti Airtel with $765.20 million, Tata International at $179.22 million, and state-run ONGC Videsh investing $75.49 million.
Among countries, Mauritius expectedly topped the list with an amount of $1.3 billion, while Singapore came third with $599 million, as these two countries are used by companies from across the world to route investments.
The UK came second, attracting Indian investment of $790 million in March.
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