New Delhi: Reviewing progress of the implementation of the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), Home Minister Rajanth Singh on Wednesday said the project should use new technologies, and be rolled out in a phased manner. The Minister emphasised the importance of NATGRID in assisting the intelligence and law enforcement agencies in countering national and transnational crimes. According to an official statement, the Minster, in a meeting, stressed on the need for NATGRID to use state-of-the-art technologies, including Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence. Rajnath Singh was apprised by the officials of the new technology framework recommended by the advisory group comprising the top technologists in research and academia in the country. He also expressed satisfaction over the progress made in the physical infrastructure of the body, and directed it to induct the best available talent in the field of Information Technology and Cryptology. He emphasised that the NATGIRD should enjoy a very robust security framework. The meeting was attended by the MoS (Home) Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and other senior officers of the Ministry of Home Affairs.