Cisco has launched its India manufacturing operations. Cisco and the Government of Maharashtra have also announced new local strategic initiatives to help the digital transformation of the state, which includes the citywide deployment of a smart city framework to roll out Smart City solutions in the city of Nagpur, digital learning for students, and skills development for local entrepreneurs in Dharavi to create an e-Commerce hub, expansion of the Cisco Networking Academy program, and digital education and healthcare initiatives in village Fetri.

Cisco will manufacture and roll out a diverse product portfolio in India to support the government's Make in India initiative. Cisco will use its India manufacturing operations to produce and ship orders for customers in India, as well as for testing, development, logistics, and in-house repair capabilities. Expansion of Cisco Networking Academy program to support Skill India and Increase Maharashtra's pool of highly trained professionals is part of Cisco's commitment to accelerating Digital Maharashtra and supporting the Maharashtra state education digitization agenda.