National Intelligence Grid, NCTC to be set up by September

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New Delhi, July 2 (ANI): The Union Home Minister on Thursday said that it would set up a National Intelligence Grid (NIG) and National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC) by September end in order to strengthen the intelligence sharing and analysing mechanism in the country.

The clarification was made in an action plan that was released in New Delhi on Thursday.

According to the Home Ministry Action Plan II, the establishment of NIG would be completed by September 30, as the Multi Agency Centre (MAC), which shares intelligence information with states and the security establishments, has already come into existence in the first phase.

The NIG would help the intelligence and law enforcement agencies in the country to get a quick and secured access to desired information.

While the user agencies and the databases have been identified, the complete NATGRID programme is would be delivered in three phases within two years time.

The Home Ministry has also targeted the date for final proposal and acquiring necessary approvals for the set up of National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) as September 30.

The aim of NCTC would be to create a 'National Network Security Architecture', to address a host of problems that plague the internal security structure. (ANI)

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