12/2017 Centralizing #India’s #Intelligence: The National Intelligence Grid’s Purpose, Status, and Problems

(2018). Centralizing India’s Intelligence: The National Intelligence Grid’s Purpose, Status, and Problems. International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence: Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 159-168.

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« The struggle to ensure information flows to the people who need it while keeping that same information compartmentalized to protect it poses unique problems in the digital age. This effort is further complicated in India where budget constraints, a commitment to democracy, and being a constant target for terrorism tend to severely stretch the security services. In particular, funding for even the country’s Special Forces is problematic and has led to poorly prepared counterterrorism personnel due to limited budgets that prevent the purchase of ammunition for training.1 The Indian government’s inquiry into the 2008 terrorist attack and counterterrorist operation revealed that the Quick Response Teams had not engaged in firing practice for more than a year before the attack due to a lack of ammunition. While the report has not been officially released, the Times of India Website posted a copy on its website. Report of the High Level Enquiry Committee (HLEC) on 26/11, in December 2009, http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/photo/5289981.cms [Google Scholar] To facilitate the flow of information and counter threats in the aftermath of the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, in which more than 160 people died, the Indian government publicly announced the development of the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) on the belief that information sharing across the intelligence and law enforcement communities would have helped prevent that tragedy. »