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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos meets PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on his first visit to India, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday at his official residence.  "I am completely at his disposal; he (Narendra Modi) has a fantastic international

India TV News Desk [ Updated: October 04, 2014 9:32 IST ]
amazon ceo jeff bezos meets pm narendra modi
amazon ceo jeff bezos meets pm narendra modi

New Delhi: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on his first visit to India, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday at his official residence.  

"I am completely at his disposal; he (Narendra Modi) has a fantastic international reputation. I am super excited to meet him," Jeff Bezos.

Amazon.com has recently committed $2 billion in India to boost logistics and back-office support and also plans to sell packaged food and beverages in India from mid-October.

Jeff discussed about company's future plans in India.

Bezos said, "I find India super energising. I get here and people are very energetic and energising. They are inventive and entrepreneurial. It is fun and exciting."

Amazon, which has already started accepting bookings for Coco-Cola Zero - the beverage's low-calorie variant, will eventually start selling fresh food in India.

Amazon, which opened its Indian website last June, has drawn up the battle lines by slashing prices, launching same-day delivery, adding new product categories and embarking on a high-voltage advertisement campaign.

In July, Amazon said it will invest a further $2 billion in India after the country's largest e-tailer Flipkart attracted $1 billion of fresh funds, raising the stakes in a nascent but fast-growing e-commerce sector.

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