Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pvt firms hold meet to boot out terror

Shreya Bhandary, TNN 14 July 2009, 02:07am IST

MUMBAI: "Terrorist attacks have decreased in number but the impact of each of these attacks on us has been massive,'' said CEO of Mahindra Special

Services Group, Captain Raghu Raman. He was addressing the Godrej Corporate India Security Summit `09. India's first ever corporate security summit has been touted as a constructive step towards addressing critical issues about the security needs of the country. Termed as a national `Public-Private Partnership Program', the summit brought together delegates from major corporates of the country and officials from the armed and police forces.

Capt Raghu Raman spoke about India's de-stabilised neighbourhood and also stressed on the insurgence within the country, pointing at the dangers we face today. "Naxalites are present only 10-12 km from the metros,'' he said. Corporate security was used as an umbrella term for the various problems a company can face. Business head of Godrej Security, Dera Byramjee emphasised that security is the responsibility of each and every individual. He also displayed a range of products like advanced alarm systems, perimeter fencing, vehicle underbelly scanner and tyre killers.

This was followed by a panel discussion. Advisor, Law-Human Responsibilities-Corporate Affairs, D R Karthikeyan said, "We need to equip ourselves physically, virtually, internally and externally to avoid disasters like 26/11.''

Other speakers included former special director of the intelligence bureau, D C Nath, former DGP, O P Bali and chairman of the Digital Society Foundation, N A Vijayshankar. The core points of the discussions will be presented to the government soon.

1 comment:

Firoze Zia Hussain said...

ciss'09 was a tremendous success.i have attended more than eleven conferences / seminars on security issues post the 26/11, however this event by avante was the best concept ever!
Thanks to Mr. Jaisimha Das, chief marketing officer at avante and his young, passionate team who got this concept to be a reality.