Friday, June 15, 2012

National Intelligence Grid to be setup for Rs 1,100 crore

India's Government and Intelligence Agencies are getting ready to bend over for some hardcore penetration by the CIA and Big boss Obama.

As reported earlier on this blog : The State of Surveillance Technology

It will be modelled on the lines of the system developed by Palantir Technologies for the CIA, it will however take many years to achieve the sophistication levels of the system currently used in the US.

CCS approves Rs 1,100 crore for NATGRID 

New Delhi, Jun 14 (PTI) Government today approved Rs 1,100 crore for purchase of technological equipment to kickstart the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) which plans to link 21 categories of databases for ready access by intelligence agencies.

The Cabinet Committee on Security, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, gave its nod to the proposal of NATGRID for acquisition of certain technological items mentioned in the Detailed Project Report (DPR), Home Minister P Chidambaram told reporters here.

He said the proposal was for purchase of technological items for Horizon-I and some elements of Horizon-II of NATGRID. NATGRID is conceptualised as a constantly evolving tool that will mature over several horizons with additional functionalities and enhancements over a period of time.

The NATGRID will have access to 21 categories of database like railway and air travel, income tax, bank account details, credit card transactions, visa and immigration records. The project is expected to facilitate robust information sharing by security agencies and law enforcement agencies to combat terror threat.

As per the initial plan, access to the combined data will be given to 11 agencies, which include central intelligence agencies and the National Investigation Agency among others.

The idea was floated after the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terror attack. (BULL-SHIT begins here.) Many feel that had NATGRID existed, Lashkar-e- Taiba operative David Headley would not have a free run prior and after the 26/11 strike. <----------(BULL-SHIT ends here.)

The CCS had approved the setting up of NATGRID on April 8, 2010.  As mandated by the CCS, a DPR on NATGRID was prepared. The CCS accorded its "in principle" approval to this DPR in on June 6, 2011.

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