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- In the intro, mention the functioning of the optical fibre.
- In the body, mention the importance of the optical fibre network as India seeks to adopt the 5G technology. In the next part mention that Indian manufacturers have a strong presence across the value chain, with India having a manufacturing capacity of 100 million fibre km. In the challenges mention cheap imports from China, Indonesia and South Korea. In the way forward mention the need for the investment in R&D, PIL scheme, development of intellectual property in critical aspects of digital connectivity etc.
- Conclude by mentioning the need to unlock the full potential of India’s optical fibre industry and enable India to emerge as a major manufacturing and technology hub.