Indian Army launches native messaging app SAI, features similar to WhatsApp
After reviewing the functionality of the app, the Defense Minister congratulated Colonel Sai Shankar on developing his skills and applications and praised his work.
As part of the ‘Self-reliant India’ campaign, the Indian Army has developed and launched a secure messaging application called “Secure Application for the Internet (SAI)”, which provides end-to-end secure voice, text and video calling services. It currently supports the Android platform. The Ministry of Defense has informed about this on Thursday. This army’s native messaging app works like WhatsApp.
A Defense Ministry press release stated, “This 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 Local In-House Works on security features with servers and coding, which can be modified as needed. ”
According to the Ministry of Defense, the application has been vetoed by CERT-affiliated auditors and the Army Cyber Group, and the process of acquiring Intellectual Property Rights-IPR, hosting on the NIC and making it available on the iOS platform is still in progress.
According to the statement of the ministry, SAI will be used by the Army across India, so that secure messaging service can be provided. After reviewing the functionality of the app, the Defense Minister congratulated Colonel Sai Shankar on developing his skills and applications and praised his work.
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