The Indian Army has launched a messaging application named ASIGMA (Army Secure IndiGeneous Messaging Application) for in-house communication with features such as multi-level security and message prioritization.
ASIGMA is a new generation, state-of-the-art, web-based application and has been developed entirely in-house by a team of officers of the Corps of Signals.
The application is being deployed on the Army’s internal network as a replacement of Army Wide Area Network (AWAN) messaging application which has been in service for past 15 years. The application has been fielded on Army owned hardware and lends itself to lifetime support with future upgrades, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
“The application (ASIGMA) has been fielded on Army-owned hardware and lends itself to lifetime support with future upgrades. The bespoke messaging application meets all futuristic user requirements and boasts of an enhanced user experience,” said the statement.
This future ready messaging application will meet real time data transfer and messaging requirements of the Army, especially in the backdrop of current geo political security environment and is in line with the Government of India’s, Make in India initiative.
The Indian Army has braced automation in a major way, especially post COVID-19 outbreak and is taking substantial steps towards paperless functioning. ASIGMA will further boost these efforts and will add to the host of other applications already being employed by the Army over its captive pan Army network.