The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on Wednesday effectively showed communication between its two labs utilizing Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) innovation, which is a “robust” approach to share encryption keys, said an official articulation.

In the QKD technology, encryption keys are sent as qubits in a fiber optic cable. Quantum processing utilizes qubits as fundamental resources, like how pieces are utilized as essential resources in classical computing.

The QKD is planned in a manner that if an ill-conceived entity attempts to peruse the transmission, it will upset the qubits – which are encoded on photons – and this will produce transmission mistakes, prompting authentic end clients being quickly educated.

“Secure communications are vital for defence and strategic agencies world over and distribution of encryption keys from time to time is an important requirement in this context… quantum based communication offers a robust solution to sharing the keys securely,” said an official statement.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the DRDO for successful show of QKD-based communication between its two labs in Hyderabad, said the articulation.

The Defense Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) and The Research Center Imarat (RCI) were the two labs that took an interest in this exhibit.

“Quantum Communication using the time-bin QKD scheme was performed under realistic conditions. The setup also demonstrated the validation of detection of a third party trying to gain knowledge of the communication,” the statement added.

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