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Amazon preps for a heated race in India as Diwali holiday sales kick off

An employee prepares a package for shipment at the Inc. fulfillment center in Hyderabad, India on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Amazon opened its largest Indian fulfillment center in Hyderabad. The center spans 400,000 square feet with 2.1m cubic feet of storage capacity the company said in a statement. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Amazon has ramped up in India to compete with local rival Flipkart as the two e-commerce companies launch four-day sales as part of the Diwali holiday shopping frenzy.

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