The Indian Navy has announced its decision to utilize large-scale quantum-based encryption systems to bolster data and communication security. QNu Labs, a quantum cybersecurity provider, has been selected as the partner for procuring and deploying quantum key distribution (QKD) systems. QKD is a secure communication technique that leverages principles of quantum mechanics.
QNu Labs will supply the Indian Navy with QKD-based Hub & Spokes systems, according to a recent statement by the company. The procurement order was signed by the Indian Navy in May. This collaboration aims to safeguard the communication network against potential threats and establish the Indian Navy as a trailblazer in the field of quantum secure communication within the country.
The partnership between the Indian Navy and QNu Labs highlights the significant contribution of indigenous deep-tech startups, such as QNu Labs, to national initiatives. With the impending quantum revolution, QNu Labs is committed to driving innovation, collaborating with key stakeholders and ensuring the security and integrity of India’s communication infrastructure. This collaboration sets a new benchmark for other sectors, showcasing India’s strides in quantum technology.