The Army Headquarters has given in-principle approval for setting up a highly encrypted Cloud system for the force, similar to that of Google, which will store personal as well operational data.
“In-principal approval has been given. Infrastructure As A System (IAAS) will be in place by July but until the regional data centres come in place, the complete cloud computing may not reach its desired level,” sources said.
Apart from these, the Army is also working on a data-radio set that can transmit video from a border post in LoC or the Line of Actual Control to the headquarters here live, they said.
“The Army has already initiated programmes to connect every soldier to its secluded central data bank through hard-wired links,” sources said, adding that a digital literacy programme has been initiated.