3 min read.Updated: 07 Jan 2016, 10:06 PM ISTLivemint
Operationalizing NATGRID is vital as big data gains in importance
The Pathankot attack had not yet ended when the first accusations and counterclaims about intelligence and operational lapses were exchanged—although the former will be a difficult charge to make stick this time around. The political and security establishment has danced this dance before, most notably after the Mumbai attacks in 2008. At the time, a slew of measures were announced to redress the glaring gaps in India’s security preparedness. But most of them are yet to be properly implemented. Of late, New Delhi has been making noises about operationalizing the National Intelligence Grid, perhaps the most vital of them—increasingly so as big data gains in importance.