India has retained its position as the third largest investor in Britain.
The US remains the biggest source of inward investment, accounting for 570 projects, and China grabs the second spot with 156 projects.
The UK recorded a total of 2,213 inward investment projects, up 11 per cent on the previous year, with 116,000 jobs “created or safeguarded” by overseas investment last year.
Britain cannot engage in formal trade talks with other nations while it remains a member of the EU but informal talks on the idea of future deals can be discussed.
Once Article 50 is invoked and the official process for Britain’s exit from the economic bloc is set in motion, the UK is reportedly keen to strike pacts with emerging markets like India and China.
The latest investment figures come as a boost following the Brexit vote in June, as the country emerged as the most popular destination in the European Union for overseas firms.