Foreigners can directly invest in India either on their own or as a joint venture, with a few exceptions with regard to investment limits and sectors.
No government approval is required for FDI in virtually all sectors except a small negative list formulated by government.If an investment does not qualify for automatic approval, FIPB considers the proposal.
Use of foreign brands names/trademarks is permitted and Foreign technology collaborations are allowed
Business Options Available are
Direct sales in India by appointing agents or distributors
Establishing a franchise in India
Direct export to India
Online selling to India
Setting up a liaison or branch office in India
Setting up a Project Office
Setting up a Joint Ventue or wholly owned subsidiary company in India in the form of a private company subject to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) guidelines.