InBev may be entering the Indian market soon through a joint-venture. This marks another major beer company entering the lucrative Indian beer market, which looks set to break 100m cases this year.

Market sources report that InBev may be looking at a joint venture with the Jaipuria group, a widely-diversified conglomerate with interests in bottling plants, construction, real estate, education and restaurants. The group is the largest bottler for Pepsi in India.

Apart from the Jaipuria Group, many other local brewers have shown interest in forging tie-ups with international brands.

The Indian beer market is at present largely dominated by market leader United Breweries (UB Group) and rival SABMiller. InBev, along with Heineken, are two of the many international players waiting to enter the country.