The Independent, a leading newspaper group with interests in Britain and Ireland, has announced plans to publish an edition in India - making it the first British newspaper to be printed on the subcontinent.
The plan is subject to permission from the Indian government.
If the permission is given, the newspaper will be printed in the press of Dainik Jagran, a leading Hindi-language newspaper group in which the parent company of The Independent group has a 20.8 percent stake.
The newspaper said that the Indian edition would be aimed at the high-end of the local market, plus the leading hotel groups and embassies, mostly around the major cities.
Ivan Fallon, chief executive of Independent News & Media UK, said: "INM already publishes newspapers in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK, and was the first major international media company to invest in India, which is probably the fastest growing media market in the world.
"The Independent has gained a reputation for innovation and recently led the compact revolution, which has since spread across the publishing world. Now we are leading the way into India.
"We are very excited about India where our partnership with Dainik Jagran is opening up terrific opportunities."