India has a celebrated textile tradition dating back to a few centuries. Indian textiles have been appreciated, admired and adored all over the world. Visitors from foreign countries flocked to the Indian shores to see the grand temples of arts. When they returned home, they always carried some excellent Indian textile goods. With the advancement of communication and transport facilities, the Indian textiles found their way into the markets abroad. After the export trade of the Indian textile manufacturers started flourishing, the need arose for indigenous technology for making machineries. The Indian designing and engineering expertise aided the textile industry and thus, the Indian textile engineering industry made its mark in the later part of the 20th century.