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Tejas networks wins CSIR diamond jubilee technology award from Dr. Manmohan Singh

September 26, 2006, Bangalore, India

Tejas Networks, a leader in next-generation optical networking products, announced today that it has received the prestigious CSIR (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research) Diamond Jubilee Technology Awards 2006, from the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh in New Delhi.

This award, instituted by the CSIR, acknowledges the most outstanding technological innovation that has brought prestige to India. It is awarded to technology that is developed in the country by Indian innovators and meets the highest global standards. Technologies leading to commercially successful products, processes and services, which give India a sustainable competitive advantage are considered for the award.

“We are very honoured to receive the prestigious CSIR Diamond Jubilee Technology Award. This is a great recognition for the outstanding team of Tejas Networks that has developed world-class, next-generation optical networking products. Tejas has not only received tremendous success in the fast growing Indian Telecom market, but also around several countries in the world,” said Sanjay Nayak, CEO, Tejas Networks after receiving the award. “Over the last two decades, India has achieved tremendous success in IT services and we are confident that the future will see Indian product companies emerging as technological innovators building world-class products.”

CSIR selected the winner after rigorously evaluating several Indian technology companies through a careful analysis of a variety of parameters including technology, commercial success, quality of management, financial performance, execution of strategy and dedication to research and development. The award ceremony was held at the Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi in the presence of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, Minister of Science and Technology Shri. Kapil Sibal and Director General of CSIR, Dr. Mashelkar, along with many senior officials and eminent scientists.

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CSIR, with over 10,000 highly qualified scientific and technical personnel, is amongst the largest R&D organizations in the world for scientific and industrial research. Over the years, CSIR has contributed to many vital scientific, industrial, strategic and human resource development endeavors. The unique mix of multi-disciplinary expertise, sound technical knowledge and talent for innovation that characterizes CSIR has enabled it to emerge as a global player. CSIR’s footprint covers sectors as diverse as Aerospace, Biotechnology, Chemicals, Drugs& Pharmaceuticals, Energy, Food & Food Processing, Information Dissemination, Leather and Metal, Minerals & Manufacturing to name a few. For further information visit CSIR at http://www.csir.res.in/home.asp