National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO)

  • The NTRO was created after the 1999 Kargil conflict as a dedicated technical intelligence agency.
  • It reports directly to PMO and National Security Advisor(NSA).
  • It has the right to lawfully intercept and monitor communications externally
  • It has been brought under The Intelligence Organisations (Restriction of Rights) Act, 1985
  • The Act prevents employees of a notified agency from forming unions/associations, puts restrictions on the employee’s freedom of speech, bars any communication with the press, or publishing a book or other document without the permission of the head of the intelligence organisation.