Union ministers test 'BharOS’, indigenous smartphone operating system developed by IITM

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Vishu Verma
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New Delhi, Updated on Jan 24, 2023 16:34 IST

'BharOS' services are currently being provided to organisations that have stringent privacy and security requirements whose users handle sensitive information that requires confidential communications on restricted apps on mobiles.

Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Ashwini Vaishnaw after the successful testing of Made in India mobile operating system, ‘BharOS’.

Union Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan along with Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics & Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw tested the ‘BharOS’, a Made in India mobile operating system developed by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras.  

Pradhan said poor people of the country will be the main beneficiary of a strong, indigenous, dependable and self-reliant digital infrastructure. He further said promoting policy enablers with the whole of the government approach is an applied experiment of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision. ‘BharOS’ is a successful step towards data privacy, he said.  

BharOS provides secure environment for users  

Called ‘BharOS,’ the software can be installed on commercial off-the-shelf handsets. It provides a secure environment for users and is a significant contribution towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. 

BharOS services are currently being provided to organisations that have stringent privacy and security requirements whose users handle sensitive information that requires confidential communications on restricted apps on mobiles. Such users require access to private cloud services through private 5G networks.  

BharOS was developed by JandK Operations Private Limited (JandKops), which has been incubated by IIT Madras Pravartak Technologies Foundation, a Section 8 (not for profit) company established by IIT Madras. The foundation is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, under its National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NMICPS).   

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