“the new campus in India, spread over 9.5 acres, cost hundreds of millions of dollars and could house more than 15,000 employees. Amazon has 62,000 employees in India, roughly a third of whom are based in Hyderabad.”
The company also has 155,000 contract workers in the country, making India its biggest base outside the United States and also the first office outside the US that Amazon fully owns.
Amit Agarwal, the company’s India head, also said in a statement regarding the opening of the India office
“This new Amazon campus building is a tangible commitment to that long-term thinking and our plans for India,”
“The prize is huge. India has over 600 million internet users, but the majority of its population still isn’t online. Amazon is trying to cash in on that potential by looking to expand its grocery business, creating more Indian content for its Prime Video streaming service and even making its mobile app available in India’s most popular language, Hindi.”