Can multinational firms cut through India's red tape?
10 February 2014 Last updated at 10:22 GMT
International firms cannot afford to ignore the huge Indian market - and India itself is desperate for foreign investment, as it opens up sectors like retail and aviation to overseas companies.
However, India consistently fares badly in surveys that measure the ease of doing business. So how can multinationals overcome these problems?
Shilpa Kannan reports from Gurgaon in Haryana state.
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