BharOS, India’s Android competitor, is being developed by a company founded by IIT Madras

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  • An applied experiment of Prime Minister Narendra Modigi’s vision,” he added. This is his AOSP based Indian operating system developed by JandK Operations Private Limited, a company founded by IIT Madras. BharOS is an important step in building a strong and unique digital infrastructure in the country. Technically, BharOS is very similar to Android OS. The main difference between the two operating systems is that BharOS does not include Google services. This will be another operating system where users can add apps based on their preferences.

  • A company founded by the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, is a mobile operating system that can support India’s 100 million mobile subscribers in the new vision of India envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ‘India is my right’. Developed “BharOS”. Federal Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Ashwini Vaishnau successfully tested ‘BharOS’ on January 24th. Federal Minister Pradhan said at the event that the country’s poor would be the main beneficiaries of a strong, indigenous, reliable and self-sufficient digital infrastructure.

At a press conference on January 19, 2023, Prof. Mr. V. Kamakoti, Director of IIT Madras said: This revolutionary system promises to revolutionize the way users think about security and privacy on their mobile devices”. The software can be installed on commercial mobile phones and provides users with a secure environment, the company said in a statement. BharOS does not have a default program (NDA). This means users don’t have to force themselves to run apps they aren’t familiar with or don’t trust.


The Institute argued that users would be given the freedom, control, and flexibility to choose and use only the apps that fit their needs. BharOS, a native mobile operating system, is for organizations with strict privacy and security standards, and for places where sensitive information is handled.