VNL urges domestic equipment manufacturers to take lead in Telecom exports at the ASEAN-India Digital Partnership meet

<p>New Delhi [India], Feb 21 (<a href="http://www.aninews.in" target="_blank">ANI</a>): To commemorate the 25th year of the ASEAN India relations, TEPC (Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council) organized an inter-ministerial meeting between telecom ministers of ASEAN countries and India in New Delhi today.</p><p>Minister of Communication, Government of India, Manoj Sinha lead the</p><p>discussions from Indian side with telecom ministers, senior government officials and industry leaders from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos PDR, Indonesia and Bhutan.</p><p>Indian Government has expressed keen interest to partner with ASEAN countries in enabling Digital Connectivity between India and ASEAN region and also for enabling broadband within ASEAN countries.</p><p>These digital connectivity projects are of strategic importance and can have a transformative impact on the economy and cooperation between ASEAN and India. India has committed to provide financial as well as technological support for projects that could include-high-speed fiber optic networks, digital villages, rural broadband, national knowledge network, secured communication networks and telecom training and skill development.</p><p>"To take the telecom revolution in India to its new level of growth, the domestic equipment manufacturers should come forward and take the lead. Today. Such a concerted move will also fulfill the government's vision of Make In India and bring in significant indigenization which is the need of the hour," said Chairman VNL, Rajiv Mehrotra.</p><p>"The potential of partnership between India and ASEAN in the arena of telecom is significant. There is a huge demand for capacity building which the Indian partners can contribute," said Telecom Secretary, J S Deepak.</p><p>Indian companies who have created world-class products and solutions, which are not only of the highest quality and are also very cost-competitive, are keen to export to customers in ASEAN region, who have similar requirements like India. (<a href="http://www.aninews.in" target="_blank">ANI</a>)</p>

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