India may have plans to follow France's footsteps in setting up a chat application and asking government officials to use it for official communications.
The New Delhi government is reportedly considering the need for local e-mail and chat applications, a local news store Economic Times mentioned Thursday.
The rationale behind the move is to reduce reliance on foreign entities, which has emerged in one way or another, the report said Continuing conflict with the US company Huawei and China.
"We need to make our communications isolated," the paper quoted an unnamed senior government official as saying. The person suggested that through the development of the Chinese giant Huawei Corporation in the list of entities, the United States set up "alarm bells ringing in New Delhi."
India has continued trade tension with US Donald Trump earlier this month Remove the South Asian nation Of a commercial program after India reassured him that it would "provide fair and reasonable access to its markets." India described the move as "regrettable" and, weeks later, Increase customs duties On some US exports.
Moving away from foreign communications applications, if it is to be fruitful, will not be the first time a state has tried to restrict the use of common messaging applications run by foreign players in government offices with caution.
France Launched an encrypted chat application – called Tchap – for use in government offices earlier this year. Only those who use French government offices can subscribe to the use of the service, although the state has opened the application source as a code for the world to see and revise.
Of course, a security vulnerability has emerged in Cheb within the first 24 hours of its release. Security is a real challenge that the government must address and may not have the best resources – talent, budget and experience – to deal with.
China, which has banned many foreign companies from working in the country, also maintains custom copies of the famous operating systems for use in government offices. And therefore Is North Korea.
Will not be an unprecedented step for India. The nation is trying to build and expand the Linux-based desktop operating system President To on several years With little success as most government agencies continue to use Microsoft Windows.
Despite the emergence of India as the third largest emerging center in the world, the country failed to build local alternatives to many popular services. in Facebook The WhatsApp Communication is becoming widespread in India, while Android and Microsoft are running most of the nation's smartphones and computers.