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This paper reviews the problems and methods of development of telecommunications in India from 1949 to 1966, and examines plans for 1966 to 1971. Statistical information is given on the financial investment and the physical targets together with the features and the nature of development. The orientation necessary to achieve this high rate of development is discussed. Keeping the network financially viable is a problem. The technical features and an outline of the systems and equipment which includes new coaxial and microwave routes and common control crossbar systems are described. The range of manufacture undertaken in the country is also covered. The paper concludes with a review of the research organization and its vital contribution to the development.