IAS Gyan

Daily News Analysis


24th December, 2021 Security and Defence

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Context: The Indian Army launched a contemporary messaging application named ASIGMA.



  • ASIGMA stands for Army Secure IndiGeneous Messaging Application.
  • It is a new generation, state-of-the-art, web based application developed entirely in-house by team of officers of the Corps of Signals of the Army.
  • The application is being deployed on the Army’s internal network as a replacement of Army Wide Area Network messaging application which has been in service for past the 15 years.
  • The application has been fielded on Army owned hardware.
  • It has a variety of contemporary features including multi-level security, message prioritisation and tracking.
  • This messaging application meet real time data transfer and messaging requirements of the Army, especially in the backdrop of current geo political security environment.
  • It is in line with the Government's Make in India initiative.