Indian Army Launches Indigenous Messaging Application ‘SAI’

New Delhi: In a step towards an ”Atmanirbhar Bharat”, the Indian Army has designed and launched a secure messaging application called Secure Application for the Internet (SAI).

The Ministry of Defence informed that SAI supports an end-to-end secure text, voice and video calling services for Android platform over internet, NDTV reported.

“The model is similar to commercially available messaging applications like WhatsApp, Telegram, SAMVAD and GIMS and utilizes end-to-end encryption messaging protocol. SAI scores on security features with local in-house servers and coding, which can be tweaked as per requirement,” the ministry said.

“SAI will be utilized pan Army to facilitate secure messaging within the service,” the release added.

The app has been assessed by CERT-in empaneled auditor and Army Cyber Group, and the process for filing Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) hosting the infrastructure on NIC and working on iOS platform is currently in progress.

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