In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Mission”, Indian Army has launched a secured messaging application platform called SAI that supports end-to-end secure voice, text and video calling services for Android platform over Internet.
The Indian army developed and named this messaging app as SAI, which stands for Secure Application for Internet.
The defence ministry said: “The model is similar to commercially available messaging applications like WhatsApp, Telegram, SAMVAD and GIMS and utilises end-to-end encryption messaging protocol.”
SAI scores over on security features with local in-house servers and coding, which can be tweaked as per requirements, it added.
The platform has been vetted by CERT-in empanelled 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.
The ministry said SAI will be used pan army to ensure secure messaging.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh upon reviewing the functionalities of the application praised Col Sai Shankar for his skills and ingenuity for developing the application.