Netra would be used by Intelligence Bureau (IB) which is our domestic intelligence agency along with Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) which is our external intelligence agency to “intercept and analyze Internet traffic using pre-defined filters”.

DRDO has been working on Netra since 2010, when a team comprising of Dr. G Athithan and his team presented a high performance network traffic analysis technology for information security. A team of 40 senior scientists is behind the development and implementation of this Internet surveillance system, the first of any kind created inside India.