Indian Army launched WhatsApp-like instant messaging app called ASIGMA. A State-of-the-art next-generation web application offers robust security measures to protect chats.
According to a Defense Ministry statement Thursday, the Army Secure IndiGeneous Messaing (ASIGMA) app was developed by an internal Corps of Signals team..
A replacement for the current application
ASIGMA is being deployed to replace the Army Wide Area Network messaging application that has been in use for 15 years.
The (ASIGMA) application has been deployed on military-owned equipment and lends itself to lifetime support with future upgrades. The bespoke messaging application meets all futuristic user requirements and is boasts of an improved user experience, âthe ministry statement said.
Established in accordance with the Government’s Make in India initiative, ASIGMA will meet the military’s requirements for real-time data transfer and messaging. This is particularly urgent given the cyber espionage missions undertaken by India’s neighbor, China.
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âThe bespoke messaging app meets all futuristic user requirements and boasts an improved user experience. It features a variety of contemporary features, including multi-level security, message prioritization and tracking, a dynamic global address book, and various options to meet military requirements. The statement said.
The statement added how the Indian military has “stepped up automation in a major way”, particularly after the Covid-19 outbreak. The Indian military is taking “substantial steps towards paperless operation” and ASIGMA is at the forefront of these efforts.
The Defense Ministry said ASIGMA will not only strengthen existing lines of communication and paperless methods, but “will also add to the multitude of other applications already in use by the military on its pan-army captive network.” .
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