Tech is one medium that has constantly pushed the world towards greater milestones. And India’s new External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, also share the same thoughts.
Hence, when he claimed the chair, as the External Affairs Minister of India, earlier this year, he announced some revolutionary steps for empowering Indian passports through the likes of technology.
One of those steps is E-passport that would be powered by chips.
Notably, S Jaishankar, during his first event, had said that e-Passports are on the priority adding that the same will revolutionise the way we fly.
The passport is currently being produced by IIT-Kanpur, National Informatics Centre (NIC) and India Security Press (ISP) and the Ministry of External Affairs officials.
It’s important to understand that if details like address, name, age and personal information are already mentioned on the Passport, why do we actually need a chip in a passport?
Interestingly, the stamp size chip will thwart the possibility of creating a fake or counterfeit copy of the same. The chip will also store your unique biometrics, along with information like the data of the last 30 trips and international trips. All this inside a chip with 64-kilobytes of data.
The chip will be tipped with a rectangular antenna that will help you get through passport security checks at the airport a lot quicker.
Once the Epaapost is introduced, India will join about 120 other nations, including the US, UK and EU that have upgraded to e-passports.