Last year, Government carried out tests of Netra and another Internet surveillance system called “Vishwarupal“, developed by the National Technical Research Organization (NTRO). Basically, they were trying to determine which of these systems is more efficient.

But as per the reports, both of them failed to capture full 100% web traffic and often crashed as well. And then in June this year, reports came out that our Home Ministry is looking for a solid Internet monitoring system which can capture all data points and report suspicious activities.

And now, it seems that Home ministry has finally chosen Netra which would be rolled out somewhere in the end of 2013, as per the recent reports.