kudos to iitk and nic for the first e-passport in india.

India’s first e-passport, which will make travel easy, is expected to be issued next month.

”Unlike the US software which is proprietary and developed by vendors, ours is entirely made in-house. So there is no commercial aspect to it,” Rajat Moona, professor of computer science at IIT-Kanpur, told IANS.

”The Americans were highly impressed. If it is two and a half times faster, it means the crowd can be cleared that much quicker,” the official said.

Read full story here.

And read about Privacy and Security Issues with e-passports at link1 and link2.

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