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National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID)

  • Published
    16th Sep, 2021

GS-III: Science & Technology

  • Science & Technology in India

GS-III: Internal Security

  • Various Security Forces and Agencies and their Mandate
Context

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to launch the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), which will enhance India's capabilities to fight terror and crime through technology.

Prelims question:

Consider the following statements regarding National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID):

  1. It is an integrated intelligence grid that connects databases of core security agencies.
  2. It will function as a repository of information on crime and criminals.
  3. All State police are mandated to file First Information Reports (FIR) in the NATGRID.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

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Mains Question:

Synchronization of data from various government agencies can prove to be critical in India’s counter terrorism efforts. Discuss this in context of the proposed National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID).  (150 Words)

Approach:

  • Introduce by giving a brief description of what different types of data different government agencies have - like tax data, air travel, telecom, banking etc.
  • Discuss how synchronizing this data can give a boost to our intelligence apparatus and will help in tracking and tracing terror agents better
  • Enumerate the provisions of NATGRID and progress made so far
  • Way Forward / Conclusion

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