After launch of its India manufacturing operations in October last year, global hardware networking giant cisco has finally delivered the first made in India router under ‘Make in India' initiative. As gesture the Cisco handed over the first Made in India Router valued under $1500 to the Union electronics & IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
According to US-based firm, it is one of the most popular products in Cisco's core switching portfolio worldwide, this is fundamental to network connectivity and a key enabler to the vision of Digital India, and can be used by small and medium businesses (SMBs) across multiple industries.
“I would like to compliment the Cisco team that I had requested them to take the initiative of Make in India and today is a great product which will help internet in office space and other places and it is a clear mark of digitising India by Make in India. I compliment John Chambers and the entire team present here. They have established a big premises in Pune. Good luck and keep it up,” said Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Cisco said it is proud to deliver on its promises to ‘Make in India' and accelerate India's journey to becoming a global leader in electronics manufacturing. “India is an incredible country for Cisco as it represents 360 degree value – a great growth opportunity, world class talent, and now an integral part of our global supply chain,” said John Kern, SVP, supply chain operations, and India executive sponsor, Cisco.