Indian government to launch its first quantum communication network

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The Indian government has announced the launch of its first quantum communication network, which is considered to be much more secure than traditional data transmission methods. The quantum-secure communication link is operational between Sanchar Bhawan and the National Informatics Centre (NIC) office at the Central Government Offices (CGO) Complex in Delhi. The Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DoT) will be the agency responsible for developing quantum communication, which is essential for secure data transfer in various sectors such as banking, defence, power distribution and healthcare.

The network, which relies on the principles of quantum mechanics, uses qubits (subatomic particles) to transmit information. Qubits can exist simultaneously in multiple states, making it impossible to intercept or measure the qubits without alerting the parties involved.