Fingerprints to videos and pictures, NIA builds its own terror database.

Syllabus: GS-III

Subject: Internal Security 

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) in India has launched the National Terrorism Data Fusion & Analysis Centre (NTDFAC), akin to the US Global Terrorism Database


It compiles comprehensive details of terrorists, including fingerprints, videos, and social media profiles.

Equipped with advanced technology, the NTDFAC integrates various databases and aims to enhance counter-terrorism efforts through collaboration and continual improvement.

Institution(Prelims): National Investigation Agency (NIA):

·         Established in 2008 under the NIA Act

·         It investigates and prosecutes offenses related to:

·         Threats to India’s sovereignty, security, and integrity, including terrorism.

·         Crimes against atomic and nuclear facilities.

·         Smuggling of high-quality counterfeit Indian currency.

·         NIA implements international treaties and agreements related to terrorism.

·         It serves as India’s primary counter-terrorism law enforcement agency.

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