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What is Multi Agency Centre (MAC)?

Multi Agency Centre (MAC):

The Union government has asked the States to share more intelligence inputs through the Multi Agency Centre (MAC).

  • MAC 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.
  • Now functioning 24/7 as the nodal body for sharing intelligence inputs, MAC coordinates with representatives from numerous agencies, different ministries, both central and state.