Whether it is our failure to infiltrate terror groups before they plant a bomb or to conclude investigations which lead to convictions, the lack of Humint is hurting us now. There is an urgent need to review the entire intelligence gathering pattern in the country. We need to plant and cultivate multiple sources in each community and ethnic group. The deficiency of more than 9000 officers in the Intelligence Bureau (IB) needs to be made up on priority. Several officers with proven track-record have been sidelined because their fate is subject to the rules of the state governments.