Army has a new app that replaces WhatsApp, Telegram

First Published 29, Oct 2020, 2:02 PM

Army has a new app that replaces WhatsApp, Telegram

<p>The Indian Army has developed a simple and secure messaging application named the 'Secure Application for Internet' or SAI that would be utilised to facilitate secure messaging within the service.</p>

The Indian Army has developed a simple and secure messaging application named the 'Secure Application for Internet' or SAI that would be utilised to facilitate secure messaging within the service.

<p>The application supports end to end secure voice, text and video calling services for Android platform over internet.</p>

The application supports end to end secure voice, text and video calling services for Android platform over internet.

<p>The model is similar to commercially available messaging applications like Whatsapp, Telegram, SAMVAD and GIMS and utilises end to end encryption messaging protocol.</p>

The model is similar to commercially available messaging applications like Whatsapp, Telegram, SAMVAD and GIMS and utilises end to end encryption messaging protocol.

<p>SAI scores over on security features with local in-house servers and coding which can be tweaked as per requirements.</p>

SAI scores over on security features with local in-house servers and coding which can be tweaked as per requirements.

<p>The application has been vetted by CERT-in empaneled auditor and Army Cyber Group. The process for filing Intellectual Property Rights, hosting the infrastructure on NIC and working on iOS platform is currently in progress.</p>

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

<p>Defence Minister Rajnath Singh -- after reviewing the functionalities of the App -- complimented Col Sai Shankar, who developed the application.</p>

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh -- after reviewing the functionalities of the App -- complimented Col Sai Shankar, who developed the application.