Amazon may enter India via the launch of its market place platform in a bid to overcome foreign direct investment restrictions on multi-brand retail, it has been reported. Industry sources said the etail giant had already struck deals with other online retailers in preparation for the launch, which would initially make Amazon an aggregator but allow it to earn commission on sales.

Amazon has reportedly been considering a senior technology executive to lead its retail operations in the country. According to a number of sources, Amazon may have a presence in India as early as the start of February.