He initiated the restructuring of the DOT, first by its separation from the Posts and constituting the operations into corporations. He had canvassed these reforms, among Members of Parliament, Ministers and State Governments. He was the first and founding Chairman and Managing Director of Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL), India’s International Telecommunications Corporation.
He founded the Center for Telecommunications Management and Studies (CTMS), in 1989, as a not-for-profit-society to wage the intellectual campaign for demonopolisation of and competition in Indian telecoms. He wrote the draft National Telecom Policy (NTP), as early as in 1989. The NTP of 1994, is more or less the same that he put forward in 1989.