You are right that FPIs have invested close to $250 billion cumulative in the last 25 years since they were allowed to invest in India. However, in the last 10 years since the financial crisis, the actual FPI cumulative investment in India has nearly tripled. The table below should give you a quick idea of how the FPI investments in India progressively stacked up.

Month

Gross Purchases (Rs. in crore)

Gross Sales (Rs. in crore)

Net Investment (Rs. in crore)

Net Investment (US $ mn.)

Cumulative Investment (US $ mn.)

Apr-10

74,374

61,981

12,393

2,783

92,116

May-10

71,569

78,555

-6,986

-1,505

90,611

Jun-10

68,976

57,727

11,249

2,424

93,035

Jul-10

80,671

55,947

24,724

5,285

98,320

Aug-10

75,396

60,710

14,686

3,163

1,01,483

Sep-10

92,837

60,169

32,668

7,100

1,08,583

Oct-10

1,07,630

83,328

24,303

5,468

1,14,052

Nov-10

1,03,475

82,265

21,211

4,785

1,18,837

Dec-10

82,561

79,346

3,214

710

1,19,547

Jan-11

83,365

78,001

5,364

1,198

81,271

Feb-11

74,854

78,125

-3,270

-721

80,550

Mar-11

76,890

70,008

6,883

1,535

82,085

Apr-11

76,732

69,536

7,196

1,616

83,701

May-11

77,046

81,322

-4,276

-948

82,753

Jun-11

80,624

75,741

4,883

1,083

83,836

Jul-11

77,218

66,566

10,653

2,399

86,235

Aug-11

69,590

77,493

-7,903

-1,766

84,469

Sep-11

64,868

66,735

-1,866

-342

84,126

Oct-11

64,411

61,332

3,079

634

84,761

Nov-11

62,296

65,559

-3,263

-586

84,175

Dec-11

92,020

70,147

21,873

4,195

1,27,844

Jan-12

76,548

50,220

26,329

5,087

1,32,930

Feb-12

1,03,634

68,406

35,228

7,164

1,40,095

Mar-12

76,298

74,505

1,793

387

1,40,482

Apr-12

50,425

55,322

-4,897

-927

1,39,555

May-12

59,800

56,578

3,222

597

1,40,153

Jun-12

63,475

62,295

1,181

209

1,40,362

Jul-12

67,520

53,856

13,664

2,463

1,42,824

Aug-12

59,951

48,882

11,069

1,996

1,44,820

Sep-12

82,969

63,086

19,884

3,682

1,48,502

Oct-12

75,737

56,521

19,216

3,646

1,52,148

Nov-12

66,815

56,946

9,869

1,805

1,53,954

Dec-12

92,862

66,070

26,792

4,905

1,58,859

Jan-13

95,777

70,771

25,006

4,610

1,63,469

Feb-13

97,729

69,289

28,441

5,318

1,68,787

Mar-13

91,786

76,867

14,919

2,741

1,71,529

Apr-13

86,203

75,455

10,749

1,992

1,73,521

May-13

1,01,674

73,536

28,138

5,176

1,78,697

Jun-13

66,998

1,11,160

-44,162

-7,536

1,71,161

Jul-13

75,348

93,472

-18,124

-3,026

1,68,135

Aug-13

86,776

1,02,472

-15,695

-2,457

1,65,679

Sep-13

93,575

86,196

7,380

1,151

1,66,830

Oct-13

71,822

69,694

2,128

357

1,67,186

Nov-13

65,767

63,635

2,133

343

1,67,530

Dec-13

80,133

58,756

21,376

3,460

1,70,989

Jan-14

98,553

85,230

13,323

2,187

1,73,176

Feb-14

76,086

63,344

12,741

2,054

1,75,230

Mar-14

1,18,076

86,412

31,663

5,175

1,80,405

Apr-14

90,853

90,436

418

76

1,80,480

May-14

1,55,525

1,21,747

33,778

5,701

1,86,181

Jun-14

1,52,548

1,21,842

30,705

5,188

1,91,377

Jul-14

1,30,902

94,856

36,046

6,009

1,97,386

Aug-14

1,11,481

89,348

22,134

3,646

2,01,032

Sep-14

1,31,805

1,10,833

20,972

3,460

2,04,493

Oct-14

99,864

83,132

16,732

2,730

2,07,223

Nov-14

1,28,358

1,02,882

25,476

4,134

2,11,357

Dec-14

1,13,231

1,01,007

12,225

1,998

2,13,355

Jan-15

1,41,227

1,07,539

33,688

5,453

2,18,800

Feb-15

1,20,838

96,275

24,564

3,966

2,22,766

Mar-15

1,44,713

1,23,990

20,723

3,337

2,26,103

Apr-15

1,36,238

1,20,905

15,333

2,441

2,28,551

May-15

1,21,140

1,35,412

-14,272

-2,235

2,26,317

Jun-15

1,43,320

1,44,928

-1,608

-250

2,26,067

Jul-15

1,08,598

1,03,275

5,323

842

2,26,909

Aug-15

1,11,844

1,29,368

-17,524

-2,645

2,24,264

Sep-15

1,00,345

1,06,128

-5,784

-874

2,23,391

Oct-15

1,21,075

98,724

22,350

3,444

2,26,834

Nov-15

81,117

91,943

-10,826

-1,641

2,25,194

Dec-15

92,442

1,00,746

-8,304

-1,243

2,23,951

Jan-16

90,880

99,694

-8,814

-1,300

2,22,651

Feb-16

87,636

1,01,352

-13,716

-2,001

2,20,650

Mar-16

1,29,784

1,10,117

19,667

2,938

2,23,588

Apr-16

1,18,609

1,03,775

14,834

2,234

2,25,821

May-16

1,07,126

1,08,992

-1,866

-276

2,25,546

Jun-16

1,17,711

1,20,219

-2,507

-367

2,25,179

Jul-16

1,20,284

1,00,827

19,457

2,897

2,28,076

Aug-16

1,27,522

1,21,075

6,446

964

2,29,040

Sep-16

1,46,050

1,25,817

20,233

3,039

2,32,079

Oct-16

98,587

1,08,894

-10,306

-1,543

2,30,535

Nov-16

1,30,540

1,69,936

-39,396

-5,786

2,24,749

Dec-16

1,11,622

1,38,734

-27,111

-3,989

2,20,760

Jan-17

97,399

1,00,895

-3,496

-512

2,20,248

Feb-17

1,27,384

1,11,522

15,862

2,363

2,23,123

Mar-17

2,04,192

1,47,931

56,261

8,577

2,31,187

Apr-17

1,21,630

98,872

22,758

3,513

2,34,701

May-17

1,48,177

1,21,311

26,866

4,170

2,38,871

Jun-17

1,69,484

1,40,182

29,302

4,548

2,43,419

Jul-17

1,43,880

1,19,852

24,028

3,732

2,47,151

Aug-17

1,24,846

1,22,169

2,677

427

2,47,577

Sep-17

1,27,848

1,37,891

-10,043

-1,533

2,46,045

Oct-17

1,45,519

1,26,400

19,119

2,933

2,48,978

Nov-17

1,62,377

1,42,119

20,258

3,118

2,52,096

Dec-17

1,41,461

1,45,004

-3,544

-552

2,51,545

Jan-18

1,66,296

1,44,024

22,272

3,498

2,55,042

Feb-18

1,30,718

1,42,006

-11,288

-1,740

2,53,303

Mar-18

1,46,510

1,43,848

2,662

410

2,53,653

Apr-18

1,34,719

1,50,280

-15,561

-2,353

2,51,300

May-18

1,27,492

1,57,268

-29,776

-4,410

2,46,890

Jun-18

1,45,150

1,60,945

-15,795

-2,322

2,44,568

Jul-18

1,28,611

1,26,347

2,264

330

2,44,898

Aug-18

1,19,546

1,14,401

5,146

762

2,45,660

Sep-18

1,31,050

1,52,085

-21,035

-2,907

2,42,754

Oct-18

1,34,507

1,73,412

-38,906

-5,281

2,37,473

Nov-18

1,28,221

1,16,626

11,595

1,610

2,39,082

Dec-18

1,29,514

1,21,625

7,889

1,129

2,40,211

Clearly the above table indicates that the total money that FPIs are holding in value terms has nearly tripled in the last 10 years to a level of $250 billion.