The Indian Army has announced the event and launch of its own secure messaging app. The smartphone messaging and communication service is named SAI, or Secure Application for Internet, and can be used for internal communication purposes.
“The application has been vetted by a CERT-in impaneled auditor, and therefore the Army Cyber Group. The Raksha Mantri, reviewing the functionalities of the app, complimented Col. Sai Shankar for his skill and ingenuity developing the appliance,” a ministry spokesperson said.
With end-to-end encryption, conversations (including voice and video calls) are issued from one person’s end as an encrypted and hashed security code. This code is then relayed onto the sender, ensuring that the knowledge isn’t decoded in between at the server-end.
While hackers and cybercriminals are believed to possess techniques to bypass end-to-end encryption by tricking individuals into downloading malware that reads screen content, the end-to-end encryption standard remains believed to be a benchmark standard in-app.
According to a press statement issued by the Ministry of Defense, the SAI app features a flexible code base that will be programmed to specific needs of India’s soldiers, and everyone data are going to be relayed through local, in-house data servers.
The Raksha Mantri, after reviewing the functionalities of the app, complimented Col. Sai Shankar for his skill and ingenuity for developing the appliance,” a ministry spokesperson said within the statement.