NATGRID in India

India’s Cabinet Committee on Security earlier this month approved the formation of a long-awaited intelligence database designed to consolidate and make searchable data gathered by existing security and law enforcement agencies in order to prevent terrorist activity within the country. The project, known as the National Intelligence Grid or NATGRID, is the brainchild of Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram, who promoted the database project after the terrorist attack on India’s financial capital Mumbai in November 2008 raised concerns about India’s intelligence infrastructure. Read more here.

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