Global Security Conference 2011 at a Glance
Security Leadership Summit 2011 took place in the Capital City of the Indian State of Tamil Nadu, Chennai on 2nd & 3rd December 2011 at Hotel Trident.
Around 250 delegates attended the 6th Annual Conference which included C.E.O’s from Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) & Association of Private Detectives and Investigators (APDI), Security Leaders from United Nations of Drugs & Crime (UNODC), Academic Council on The United Nations System (ACUNS), National Security Institute - Abu Dhabi, National delegates from Karnataka Police Training Academy, South India Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), The Global Open University Nagaland (TGOUN), Tamil Nadu Police Academy, Karnataka Security Service Association (KSSA), Director General of Police, Home guards & Civil Defence, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Alchemist Ltd. and National and International participants from various other Security Organizations participated actively in the Conference. The First Day of the Summit was the red letter day as it saw a national launch of Security Knowledge & Skill Development Council (SKSDC), an initiative of CAPSI and formed under the Aegis of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) funded by the Ministry of Finance for promoting skill development in the Private Sector. At the occasion the C.E.O of SKSDC Lt. Gen. (Retd.) S S Chahal gave a presentation on the role and objectives of SKSDC.
The Security Leadership Summit 2011 was inaugurated by Chief Guest H.E. Shri Iqbal Singh, Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Puducherry in the presence of H.H. Maharaja Bhanu Prakash Singh – Former Governor and Union Minister & Patron – CAPSI, Kunwar Vikram Singh – Chairman, Mr. Mahesh Chandra Sharma – Secretary General, Mr. C Pal Singh – Director General (Hony), Mr. Krishan Kalra – Financial Advisor to National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Col. David Devasahayam - Chairman, Radiant Group, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) S S Chahal – CEO, SKSDC and Capt. Shibu Isaac – Chairman Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry Chapter. The summit started with lighting of Diyas and National Anthem. The Honorable Governor in his inaugural speech highlighted that the Police is working round and really working commendable to meet the requirements of the Security in the Country and Private Security Sector as it has emerged as a mammoth force to supplement in the fight against crime. He also stated that the increasing horizon of operation of Private agencies needs personnel who are more professional, well trained skilled to meet the challenges. The theme of the Conference was “Skills – Intelligence – Welfare” the session moved with remarkable topics like Skill Development, Global Security Knowledge & Standards, Intelligence and Crime Prevention, Community Safety, Security Management and Regulation and Compliances, these subjects will really make the Industry more advanced and Skill enhanced. The various Sessions were Chaired and Co- Chaired by the distinguished persona’s of the Industry like Col. David Devasahayam – Chairman, Radiant Group, Col. Sudarsana Rao, Senior Vice President, ISS - SDB, Mr. Jawahar Vadivelu – Chairman, SICCI, Mr. Anil Puri – Executive Director, A P Securitas, Mr. K Raghothaman – Chairman Tamil Nadu Chapter - APDI, Mr. B S Sial, IPS (Retd.) Former DG Police, Karnataka, Mr. N C Padhi - Former Secretary Security, Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India, Dr. Ranjan Trivedi – Vice Chancellor, TGOUN. There were several topics which were discussed during these session like Standards for Cash Management, Excellence in Skill Development, Need of Effective Training for Security Skills, Regulation of Civilian Private Security Sector – UN Initiative, Crime Prevention – UN Initiative – India’s Role, Leveraging Private Security for Intelligence Collection and many more interesting topics were shared with eminent Speakers like Col. David Devasahayam, Chairman Radiant Group, Mr. Amar Kumar Pandey – IPS, IGP Director – Karnataka Police Training Academy, Mr. Nandan Dube - Director General of Police, Home Guards & Civil Defence, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Mr. K R Shyamsundar, IPS, Director General of Police, Tamil Nadu, Mr. Shailendra Singh, IPS, Madhya Pradesh. Serving and Ex- officers of Government of India like Mr. NC Padhi – Former Secretary Security, Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India, Shri K Muraleedharan, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Dr. V Maithreyan, MP (AIADMK). There were Foreign Guest speakers also who participated in the summit they were Dr. Slawomir Redo – Academic Council of United Nations Systems (ACUNS), Col. Ahmed Al – Hantoubi, Chairman, National Security Institute, PSG – MOI, UAE, Prof. Peter D’Arcy – Dean, National Security Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Mr. Johnathan Tal – President & CEO, TAL Global Corporation, USA, Mr. Zane Wilmans – Director, Protexx, Mr. Gary Bernsten – C.E.O and Mr. Andreh Haftvani – Director Business Development from Shield Security.
The Second day of the Summit saw the release of the World Encyclopedia of Security Sciences & Management authored by Kunwar Vikram Singh, by the Chief Guest H.E. Dr. K Rosaiah, Governor of Tamil Nadu who also gave a speech at the Valedictory Function. The hon’ble Governor mentioned that the creation of Security Knowledge & Skill Development Council (SKSDC) is done to develop National Occupational Standards for the Security Industry and will surely lead to a step up. He also entrusted that such kind of Security Summits being organized by CAPSI would lead security professional from India and Abroad to meet and share ideas and concern related to safety and security of the society at large, it will also provide a platform to exchange experience and expertise to enhance the skills and upgrade the private security. Dr. Subramanian Swamy in his speech mentioned that we have now entered into what is called as the knowledge economy. Knowledge is now considered as power, and knowledge is preceded by information and gathering of information is now the most important thing for all governments. And we therefore need all kinds of help from all sources to pool this information. So therefore today the private detective agencies have become extremely important. Dr. Ranjan Trivedi in his speech mentioned about two words neology and neocracy. Neology is the art and science of evolving a new doctrine, we must have a neological approach to protecting the sovereignty of this country and the entire world. People must be protected. He suggested that a neological approach to security and the other is the neocracy, nutan sasan, new people should also come. Let millions of people flying the security industry, not only seven million, I am longing for a day when there will be five hundred million private security in India and accordingly propose the number of people in every country so that we design a master plan paradigm. The hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu then presented awards to the members of CAPSI and APDI at the Summit.