Indians want to develop own operating system

Spooks working for the Indian government are working on a new operating system which will protect its sensitive data from cyber attacks.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said that it is developing its own futuristic operating system so that hackers cannot work their way into critical systems.

According to , DRDO director general V.K. Saraswat told hacks that the indigenous computing project was started in September and a road map is being drawn up.

However Saraswat said that the operating system would be similar to systems used worldwide using proprietary source code and architecture. This will give the Indians the security of owning a system unknown to foreign elements and thus secure.

The new operating system will also reduce the organisation’s vulnerability and susceptibility to cyber attacks from internet, he said.

The OS will be used to secure the defence systems for computing in various research areas such as molecular computing and bio-molecular computing.

A team of 50 boffins from various defence labs in Bangalore and New Delhi will work on the project. Some private companies are also involved.