A Period of Transition and Improvement:
These few years stand out as the golden years for India's BOP. India had a small current account surplus (0.6 per cent of the GDP on an average) and foreign exchange reserves equivalent to about seven months' imports. Export growth was good but the primary reason for the sharp improvement in BOP was the dramatic improvement in net invisibles. Net invisibles increased from Rs. 193 crores in 1974-75 to Rs. 2,486 crores in 1979-80.