Balfour Beatty chief executive Ian Tyler is one of the more than 50 FTSE bosses joining Prime Minister David Cameron on a trade mission to India, which starts today.
He is joined by JCB chairman Sir Anthony Bamford, plus Arup's global chairman Philip Dilley on the trip, as construction's representatives.
Tyler was visiting India on business in 2008 when he was delayed returning to the UK by the Mumbai terror attacks.
JCB has been in India since 1979, when it opened its first factory in Delhi. It recently opened another in Pune.
Five cabinet members will also be on the mission, including Chancellor George Osborne, who described the party as “the strongest British delegation to visit India in modern times”.