Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurates NATGRID premises at Bengaluru

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) complex in Bengaluru which will help to prevent crimes and warn against any danger.

  • He said the security requirements today have changed significantly as compared to the security challenges in the past in terms of data, scope and complexity.

  • Therefore, legal and security agencies need automatic, secure and immediate access to information obtained from reliable sources.

  • The Government has entrusted the task of developing and operating a state-of-the-art and innovative information technology platform for accessing information from the data collection organisations to NATGRID.

  • The central government will soon develop a national database to monitor hawala transactions, terrorist funding, counterfeit currency, narcotics, bombing threats, illegal arms smuggling and other terror activities.

  • C-DAC is implementing NATGRID in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a self-reliant India.

  • About National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID)

  • NATGRID is an intelligence sharing network that links data from standalone databases of various agencies and ministries of the Government of India.

  • It will also have access to the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems, a database that links crime information, including first information reports, across 14,000 police stations in India.

  • NATGRID came into existence after the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

  • It links intelligence and investigation agencies and is exempted from the Right to Information Act, 2005.

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