Bangalore-based Hidden Reflex today launched Epic, the first web-browser targeting Indian audience powered by Mozilla platform. The browser has been created by a team of Indian engineers.

Addressing the press conference, Alok Bhardwaj, CEO and founder, Hidden Reflex, said that they were excited to introduce a unique Indian browsing experience that they hope will reach and resonate with every citizen in the country. As an organization,They foresee huge growth in Internet usage in India. And he said that their aim with Epic is to make it easy even for the first time web users and at the same time powerful enough to be important for advanced users.

He told about the features of Epic’s India Sidebar. One of the features of Epic’s India sidebar, which supports Indian content, is to provide users access to latest national and regional news from popular publications, live television channels, videos, stock quotes, live cricket scores, top music albums, and local events.

He addes that users can also choose from 1500+ customized Indian themes and wallpapers. It also enables user to write in twelve Indian languages on any webpage or on Write, Epic’s free built-in word processor.

R Rajalakshmi, director, STPI, said that At STPI, they encourage small and start-up companies to use their infrastructure to build new and innovative applications.

She added, “We must utilize the large talent pool available in India and develop our own innovative products. I hope to see more technologists catch up to the entrepreneurial spirit”

Epic also incorporates free antivirus scanning and healing, the only browser to offer this service.

Epic is the first browser to have a suite of sidebar applications to improve multi-tasking and productivity. Pre-installed applications include communication apps for Facebook, Orkut, Gmail, entertainment apps such as a Picture-in-Picture Video Sidebar and Games, and utilities such as File Backup, My Computer, a To-Do list, and Maps.

Internet user can now download the browser for free by logging onto the company website.