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    DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) about to launch new Operating System for India

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    Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister and Director General of DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) Dr. V.K. Saraswat announced about India’s own Operating System. On Inauguration function of DRDO Transit Facility, Bangalore on 09th October, 2010. Dr. V.K. Saraswat said that presently Indian Organisations are using western Operating systems. The source code of those operating systems may known to others, and so security problems may arise.

    DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) about to launch  new Operating System for India

    Role of an Operating System for DRDO


    DRDO  (Defence Research and Development Organisation) about to launch  new Operating System for India
    To Run any Computer software is compulsory. There are many types of softwares exist for Computers for various works. Operating System comes under the system software, which is must for any computer. It coordinates all the peripherals, Memory and all hardware devices. System Security, Performance mainly depends on the Operating System. Many attacks in the systems are happening due to the loop holes exist in the present Operating Systems.

    Need of New Operating System for DRDO


    Key Organisations like Defence, Banking, Financial Institutes etc. need to maintain their data very confidential. Any theft and misuse of the data may leads to severe Security and Financial Problems to the Nation. So mainly new proposed Operating system will be used for this types of Organisations. It seems there is also plan for Commercial usage.
    DRDO  (Defence Research and Development Organisation) about to launch  new Operating System for India

    Who is involved in the Development of DRDO New Operating System


    Due to security reasons it was not revealed exactly. But according to Dr. V.K. Saraswat DRDO, Indian Institure of Science, Bangalore, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and Software Companies around Hyderabad, Bangalore, New Delhi are going to involve in new Operating System Development.
    DRDO  (Defence Research and Development Organisation) about to launch  new Operating System for India

    “We have to protect it (data),” Saraswat said, adding, “Only way to protect it is to have a home-grown system, the complete architecture…source code is with you and then nobody knows what’s that.” He said DRDO is putting in place a dedicated team of 50 software professionals in the Bangalore and Delhi software development centres to accomplish the task.

    Two software engineering centres are being set up for this purpose in Bangalore and New Delhi. “To start with, we will have 25 scientists at each of these centres. We are in touch with institutes such
    as the Indian Institute of Science, Indian Institute of Technology Madras and the Centre for Development of Telematics, besides universities and industries. We will use available talent.”

    When DRDO New Operating System is going to be released


    Currently it is in the process of securing necessary government approvals and is expected to operational next year.

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