Amazon will be able to deliver what you order in less than 90 minutes starting in October--if you live in India. That's right: with most drone use still illegal in the US, CEO Jeff Bezos is taking his non-piloted pilot program to the world's most populous democracy for a test run, according to the Economic Times of India.
There are no rules governing drone use in India which would prohibit the Amazon Prime Air delivery fleet from making its appointed rounds. Amazon is not the clear leader in e-commerce in India the way it is in the US. It competes there against Flipkart, an Amazon clone which operates exclusively in India. (Flipkart was founded by two former Amazon employees.) Amazon has warehouses in Mumbai and Bangalore, the two cities where the Economic Times expects the new drone program will begin.
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