INDIAN GOVERNMENT MAY BUILD ITS OWN MESSAGING APP.
Due to the increasing Crimes and sharing of fake news, Government of India is reportedly discussing to build their own chatting platform similar to WhatsApp. The main intention to build this App is to cut out the middlemen and setup a secure communication channel over indigenously developed network.
"There are strong discussions that for strategic and security reasons, over a period of time, we should have email, messaging...all sorts of system, at least for government communication, which doesn't depend on outside players"
"We should have some form of a SARKARI WhatsApp "
- TOLD BY A SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL
Indian Government want to develop an internal and independent communication system/network. The Government of India want 'officials' to stop using platforms like WhatsApp or Gmail in light of American/Chinese companies resisting india's data localisation efforts.