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Defence Ministry to Replace Microsoft Windows

Published on August 14, 2023
Current Context: Defence Ministry’s decision to replace Microsoft Windows with Maya OS, an indigenous operating system with a special security feature called Chakravyuh, as India faces increasing cyber threats from foreign hackers and malware.
Defence Ministry to Replace Microsoft Windows
  • Maya OS is a homegrown operating system that has been developed by the Defence Ministry in collaboration with some government agencies, such as DRDO, C-DAC, and NIC.
  • Maya OS aims to provide a robust defence against cyberattacks by offering an interface and functionalities that are similar to Windows, ensuring a seamless transition for the users.
  • Chakravyuh is an innovative feature of Maya OS that creates a virtual layer between the user and the internet, blocking hackers from accessing sensitive data.
  • The Defence Ministry has decided to install Maya OS in all its internet-connected computers by the end of this year, starting with South Block before August 15.
  • This initiative will not only enhance the nation’s cybersecurity, but also reduce its dependence on foreign software and foster indigenous innovation.


Q.1 What is the name of the homegrown operating system developed by the Defence Ministry?
a. Shakti OS
b. Bharat OS
c. Maya OS
d. Indra OS
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