Indian Government Developing Secure OS


India's Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has announced plans to develop its own secure opearting system.

"DRDO [director general] V K Saraswat said ... 150 engineers were working across the country on creating Indian OS, and added it will take at least three more years for getting the Indian OS ready," The Times of India reports. "It is our Indian effort ... we are not having any foreign involvement in this,' Saraswat pointed out."

"The director general of the DRDO has explained that India needs its own operating system to strengthen cyber security," writes Softpedia's Eduard Kovacs. "He has emphasized that the current operating systems used in India, regardless whether they’re Windows or Linux-based, contain numerous security holes. That’s why it’s 'essential' that the country develops its own."

"He also advised defence researchers and scientists to start working together with the industry, DRDO, and other scientific departments to drive the development of the OS, so '[India is] independent from what is coming from [the] outside world.'" writes ZDNet's Ellyne Phneah.