Indian Army Launches Secure WhatsApp-Like Messaging App

The Indian Army launches a contemporary messaging application named, ASIGMA (Army Secure IndiGeneous Messaging Application) which is a new generation, state of the art, web-based application developed entirely in-house by a 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 the Army Wide Area Network (AWAN) messaging application which has been in service for the past 15 years. The application has been fielded on Army-owned hardware and lends itself to lifetime support with future upgrades.

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The bespoke messaging application meets all futuristic user requirements and boasts of an enhanced user experience. It has a variety of contemporary features including multi-level security, message prioritisation and tracking, a dynamic global address book, and various options to meet the Army’s requirements.

This future-ready messaging application will meet real-time data transfer and messaging requirements of the Army, especially in the backdrop of the current geopolitical 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.


Rajesh Negi

Defence & Sports Enthusiast


  1. It’s a joke… that they are not able to spot the “noises” and take action on those criminals…will innocent (as defined by law) will have access to tap such technology for evidence?

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