The Centre wants the States to exchange more intelligence through the Multi Agency Centre (MAC), a single counter-terrorism grid run by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) that was established after the Kargil war in 2001.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah ordered the Directors General of Police to submit enough information and actionable suggestions through the MAC at a high-level meeting on Monday.
About the Multi Agency Centre Against Terrorism:
The platform is used by 28 organizations, including the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), the military forces, and state police, and it allows different security agencies to share real-time information feeds.
For more than a decade, there have been plans to connect the system to the district level.
According to a senior government official, the mechanism exists to communicate information among several agencies, but it is not being used efficiently.
“States are frequently hesitant to share data on the platform.
There are various gaps in releasing essential information at the proper time which need to be fulfilled in order to effectively fight terrorism in India.