Jokes and were about Indian programmers have long been walking - in principle, in these jokes there is some truth, but more, of course, fiction. Soon (although it is not known so far as soon), we will have a chance to check how seriously Indian programmers can work - in this country, work is underway on its own operating system. Yes, again the national OS is entering the arena, only this time - Indian. Indians are developing an operating system in order to create a reliable system of protection against hackers and various threats.
As usual, the development is carried out by the Organization of Defense Research and Development, which is close to the state apparatus, and is a subordinate structure of the Ministry of Defense of this country. Of course, statesmen and officials of various ranks are not themselves developing a system; various companies from different cities of India are involved in the work on the project. In addition, the project also involves technical schools in India, for the most part, higher education institutions.
The Indians emphasize the importance of creating their own operating system in the light of the emergence of more and more new cyber threats, most of which are aimed at stealing various data, both personal and corporate. It is clear that at the moment in India (as in the vast majority of other countries) operating systems are used by Western companies. These operating systems, according to the Indian representatives of the project, do not satisfy many of the criteria for network security, so you have to “reinvent the wheel”, the inscriptions on the frame of which will now be in Hindi or Sanskrit.
Unfortunately, from the words of the head of this project, it is not at all clear what kind of system it will be - whether it will be written from scratch, or it will be taken as the basis for Linux (in the latter case, the notorious BolgenOS is somehow remembered). The creators of the Indian national OSes believe that if they create this system and all the keys and system architecture are in them, then hackers will have difficulty penetrating the depths of such a system. Well, wait and see ...