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DRDO Engineers Developing "India's Own OS" For Robust Cyber Security
During NAVCOM-2012, a two-day international conference on Navigation and Communication, DRDO's Chief V.K. Saraswat who happens to be the scientific advisor to India's Defence Minister, shared that some passionate Indian software engineers from DRDO and other Indian prime institutes are busy building India's very own operating system (OS). With a dream of having a robust cyber security system in place, the Indian OS will be developed within the next three years, says Mr. Saraswat in a moment of great pride and fervor. And rightfully so, because there is no foreign involvement in the project and already 150 engineers from across the country are into this major program for last one and a half year.
This program is a major move in the direction of cyber security, much needed in the country right now. DRDO is also working on putting the basic elements of the network likes switches and all servers together in India, instead of being imported. To put a check on the malicious practices spreading rapidly over the internet and minimize the cyber crimes, they are also thinking of putting up strong cyber laws to punish the unscrupulous elements of the society. We heartily congratulate the team working on this and look forward to interesting developments being outed here.
We also hear that they are working on bandwidth improvement and spectrum management for future applications for communication in civilian as well as the armed forced context.
Via: Economic Times