Established in 2004, the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) is an Indian technical intelligence agency. The NTRO acts as the primary advisor on security issues to the Prime Minister and the Union Council of Ministers of India. It also provides technical intelligence to other Indian agencies.
NTRO's activities include satellite and terrestrial monitoring. It cannot, however, legally monitor the Internet or other communications services. NTRO is also charged with developing technology relevant to Indian national security and intelligence, including cryptology, cybersecurity and data management.