Summary Box: Amazon makes India debut

AMAZON IN INDIA: Inc. is launching, a watered-down version of its global shopping portal.

THE DETAILS: Junglee offers 12 million products from more than 14,000 Indian and global brands. The site allows shoppers to compare prices, but most actual purchases must be made through a network of third-party retailers.

THE BACKDROP: Competitors include, which was started by two former Amazon employees, and offers speedy, cash-on-delivery service for a range of products, including books, electronics, music and home appliances.