The first Gap store will open in India in the national capital on May 30, offering a wide range of collections from the American multi-national clothing and accessories brand.

"We are excited that Gap, one of the worlds’ most iconic brands, is now available to our Indian customers through the terrific partnership between Gap and Arvind. Through this partnership, we plan open up to 40 stores across the country," said J. Suresh, managing director and chief executive officer of Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd.

"We are pleased to bring Gap’s casual American style to customers in India and we have been encouraged by the positive response from our launch efforts thus far," said Ismail Seyis, vice president of Gap Franchise.

"Our brand awareness is very high and itas apparent there is a deep affinity for Gap in India. We are looking forward to providing a unique branded shopping experience across India," Seyis said.