Indian customers purchase items at the new Ikea store in Hyderabad, India, on Thursday. The Swedish multinational is the latest big foreign firm to venture into the Indian market, where many have struggled. Photo: AFP

As Ikea tests the waters in India, five companies that faced all kinds of hurdles in one of the world’s most populous markets

India has lured many a Western multinational, but not all have made a smooth entry to a market seen as having huge potential. These five companies have faced various challenges in their quest to make it in the country of 1.3 billion

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Indian customers purchase items at the new Ikea store in Hyderabad, India, on Thursday. The Swedish multinational is the latest big foreign firm to venture into the Indian market, where many have struggled. Photo: AFP
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