The Centre is all set to establish four specialised institutes to train personnel of state police forces in intelligence gathering so that they can deal with emerging terror and Naxal challenges.
According to the plan, the four institutes will be set up in Bhopal, Thiruvananthapuram, Lucknow, and one in Northeastern region, which will help special branch personnel to sharpen their skills of collecting, analysing and disseminating intelligence inputs.
Each of these centres will impart training to policemen -- in the rank of constable to additional superintendent of police -- of neighbouring states, apart from its own.
"The institutes will impart training to policemen on how to mingle with common people, make friendship, develop confidence to share information and analysing and disseminating the same for real-time use," a home ministry official said.
The personnel will be helped to improve their concept about internal security, political knowledge, and how to change wrong perception of people related different ideology like Naxalism.
The centres will have state-of-the-art facilities and faculty members will be drawn mainly from Intelligence Bureau and Research and Analysis Wing.