Intelligence sharing key to fighting cybercrime, terror: Rijiju

Intelligence sharing key to fighting cybercrime, terror: Rijiju

Mumbai: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday stressed on the importance of coordination between various agencies in sharing intelligence for curbing cyber crime and terrorism.

Speaking at ‘The Gateways of India Dialogue’ here, he outlined various initiative of the Union Government to develop a “robust system” to tackle cyber crime.

Attempts were being made to involve various agencies both at Centre and state and even the private organisations to develop a system for seamless sharing of information, he said.

“We are very much aware that the success will depend on how much we share our information with each organisation,” he said.

“Unless we connect (separate organisations) with each other, for seamless sharing of information and for proper coordination, we will never succeed,” he said.

He cited the example of the Pathankot terror attack which could not be averted despite intelligence inputs.

Speaking on ISIS, he said India didn’t face any threat from the terror group “because our people have strong character”.

“When some youths left India to join ISIS, it is their parents and the Muslim society at large which has been instrumental in persuading them to get back,” he said.