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Indian Army launches SAI, a safer messaging app for armed forces personnel

Indian Army's SAI utilises end-to-end encryption messaging protocol similar to WhatsApp, Telegram, SAMVAD and GIMS and secure messaging app for armed forces personnel

(Representative Image) Indian Army's messaging app SAI scores over WhatsApp and Telegram in security features
  • Indian Army launches SAI, a secure messaging app for armed forces personnel

  • SAI is more secure and a great replacement for WhatsApp, Telegram, SAMVAD and GIMS

New Delhi: (Defence News) Indian Army has developed a simple and secure messaging application named 'SAI'. SAI is an abbreviation for 'Secure Application for the Internet (SAI)'. Announcing the launch of Indian Army's SAI on Thursday, a press note issued by the Ministry of Defence said "SAI supports an end to end secure voice, text and video calling services for Android platform over the internet.  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 WhatsApp and Telegram in security features 

What is the Indian Army's SAI better at is its security features. SAI scores over other apps on security feature with local in-house servers and coding which can be tweaked as per requirements. SAI has been vetted by CERT-in empanelled auditor and Army Cyber Group.  The process for filing Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), hosting the infrastructure on NIC and working on the iOS platform is currently in progress.

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SAI will be utilised pan Army to facilitate secure messaging within the service. The secure messaging app is being seen as a big push towards 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' in defence.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh after reviewing the functionalities of the App complimented Col Sai Shankar for his skill and ingenuity for developing the application.

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