Multi Agency Centre (MAC):
The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has been granted 138.48 crore by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for a “technology upgrade” of the Multi Agency Centre (MAC).
- It is a common counter-terrorism grid under the Intelligence Bureau that was made operational in 2001 following the Kargil War.
- As many as 28 organisations, including the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), armed forces and State police, are part of the platform.
- Various security agencies share real-time intelligence inputs on the MAC.