Indian army launches indigenous messaging app similar to WhatsApp SAI

In pursuit of ” Atmanirbhar Bharat ”, the Indian Army has developed and launched a secure messaging application called “Secure Internet Application (SAI)” that supports end-to-end secure voice, text and video calling services for Android platform over the Internet, the Defense Ministry said here Thursday.

“The model is similar to commercially available messaging applications such as WhatsApp, Telegram, SAMVAD and GIMS and uses an end-to-end encryption messaging protocol. SAI scores higher on security features with internal servers and local encryption, which can be modified according to requirements, “the ministry said in a statement.

According to the statement, the application has been reviewed by the integrated auditor of the CERT-in and the Army Cyber ​​Group, and the submission process Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) that hosts the infrastructure in NIC and working on iOS The platform is currently in progress.

“SAI pan Army will be used to facilitate secure messaging within the service. The Defense Minister, after reviewing the application’s functionalities, congratulated Col Sai Shankar for his skill and ingenuity in developing the application,” he added

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