Exhorting the need to have a robust cyber security system in place, DRDO
chief V K Saraswat on Thursday said the Defence Research and Development
Organisation (DRDO) alongwith other premier institutes is developing
India's own operating system (OS), which is likely to be ready in next
"One of the major elements of cyber security is having
our own operating system because today we are dependent on all OS
systems which are imported whether it is based on Windows, Linux which
is likely to be having malicious worms/things and hence it is essential
that we have our own OS," the DRDO Director-General said New Delhi.
to newsmen on sidelines of NAVCOM-2012', two-day international
conference on Navigation and Communication that began New Delhi, Saraswat,
Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister, said, "We have already started a
major programme and are one-and-half-years into that programme. It
(Indian OS) is a major effort requiring large number of software
engineers working together."
He 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.
"It is our Indian effort we are not having any foreign involvement in this," Saraswat pointed out.
researchers and scientists should start working together with industry
and DRDO and other scientific departments and bring country's own
operating system soon, so that "we are independent from what is coming
from outside world," he stressed.
Earlier, speaking at the event,
he said cyber security networking was very important today in view of
everything being network centric and on Information Technology.