Sir Philip Green is set to launch his Bhs department store chain in India. Sunday Telegraph

Bhs aims to open stores in Delhi and Mumbai by the end of the year.

The chain follows British retailers Debenhams, Argos and Mothercare, who already have stores, or plan to open them, in the subcontinent.

Bhs is to enter India through a franchise agreement with LK Pagarani, a Dubai-based Indian businessman whose Al Maya Group has run Bhs’s franchise in the emirate for more than 20 years.