Information Management And Analysis Centre (IMAC)

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Information Management And Analysis Centre (IMAC)

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Defence and Security

In news

  • Information Management And Analysis Centre (IMAC) was recently in news with regard to 12th anniversary of the 26/11 attacks.

Important value addition

  • IMAC was established in November 2014.
  • It is based in Gurgaon, India.
  • It is jointly operated by the Navy and Coast Guard.
  • It is the nodal centre for maritime security information collation and dissemination.
  • It is the cornerstone of the National Command Control Communication and Intelligence Network for monitoring maritime traffic in India’s area of interest.
  • IMAC’s task is to facilitate exchange of maritime security information among various national stakeholders, and generate a common operational picture.
  • IMAC tracks only non-military or commercial ships, known as white shipping.
  • Military ships, or grey hull ships, are tracked by the Directorate of Naval Operations, as this is on a classified network.

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