The Indian Army has developed a new messaging app under the ‘Self-reliant India’ campaign. The messaging application launched by the Indian Army is named ‘Secure Application for the Internet (SAI)’. The app supports end-to-end security voice, text and video calling service on the Android platform via the Internet. On Thursday, the Ministry of Defense shared this information.
The ministry said in a release, ‘The app created by the Army is similar to the already available commercial messaging apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, SAMVAD and GIMS. It uses end-to-end encryption messaging protocols. SAI is better than other apps with local in-house servers and security features with coding, these features can be changed as per requirements. ‘
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According to the statement, the application has been tested by panel auditors of CERT-in and Army Cyber Group. And filing for Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) on NIC is under progress. Apart from this, the process is also on to launch the app on the iOS platform.
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The Defense Ministry further stated, ‘SAI will be used in the entire Army to start security messaging with this service. After reviewing the function of the app, the Defense Minister congratulated Colonel Sai Shankar for making the app.