"After nearly seven years in operation, Nokia Networks' Chennai factory has reached a major milestone. The facility has manufactured over two million components for telecommunications networks, of which about a quarter have been used for 4G technology," the statement said.

With a workforce of 1,200 highly skilled employees, Nokia Networks' Chennai factory is the largest manufacturing facility in the Indian telecommunications equipment manufacturing sector, and a strategic hub for Nokia's global operations.

The company has invested around Rs.500 crore since 2008 in the 140,000 square-meter facility, which produces and distributes mobile broadband products for advanced technologies such as long term evolution (LTE) in domestic and global markets.

"It is a great testimony to India's potential in electronic manufacturing, and the company is a key pioneer supporting the government's 'Make in India' vision," said Sandeep Girotra, vice president and head, India Market at Nokia Networks.

"Our Chennai facility is a world-class factory similar to our other global factories and makes cost-efficient deliveries possible to operators around the globe including India, the US, and Europe," said Karl Kirschenhofer, vice president, manufacturing operations at Nokia Networks.