The Navy’s Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC), the nodal agency for maritime data fusion set up after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, will soon become a National Maritime Domain Awareness (NDMA) centre, with all stakeholders having their presence there.
IMAC, based in Gurgaon, was established in November 2014.
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.