An Interaction with Milind Borkar

Milind Borkar VP – Sales Infinova, MEIA (SAARC) SecurityLinkIndia (SLI): 2020 has been the year of Covid 19, fatal for all – more so for business and economy; and future is also not certain. How do you explain it with your experience? Milind Borkar: I do not think it has been fatal for the industry. It has been bad yes, with more than four months of lockdown, travel restrictions and what have you. I personally was stuck first in India and then in Kuwait for the mandatory period of quarantine…

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An Interface with Ashish P. Dhakan

Ashish P. Dhakan MD & CEO Prama Hikvision India Pvt. Ltd. Prama Hikvision’s key focus in the year 2021 is to stay relevant to the fast evolving requirements of the vertical markets SecurityLinkIndia (SLI): 2020 has been the year of Covid 19, impact was felt by all the stakeholders of security industry – more so for business and economy; and future is also not certain. How do you explain it with your experience? Response: The pandemic was a black swan event in the history of Indian security Industry. After a…

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Coronavirus, Spread of COVID 19, Lockdown and the Private Security Industry

Corona virus has brought the life and business to standstill all across the globe by spreading COVID 19 – a deadly viral pneumonic disease. The pandemic has taken more than a lakh of lives so far and there is no sign of hope of its subsiding soon. Total administrative lockdown has been ordered across the country which has been suggested as the only way out by medical practitioners after studying the nature of the disease. The disease is spread by personal contacts and social distancing is the one of the…

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Sudhir Tiku Speaks

Sudhir Tiku Vice President – Sales, Asia Pacific Bosch Security & Safety Systems SecurityLink India (SLI): At the outset, kindly accept our congratulation on your promotion. Kindly brief the journey so far! Sudhir Tiku: I joined Bosch Limited in the year of 2012 as the Head of Bosch Security and Safety Systems, India. In 2015, India was also assigned with the operations for SAARC countries and then, I began overseeing the strategy, growth and operations for South Asia region until January 2020. I have taken up the responsibility of the Head…

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Milind Borkar Speaks

  Milind Borkar Vice President India & SAARC, Middle East and Africa , Infinova Milind Borkar is regarded as a veteran of security and surveillance industry with an experience of over 4 decades. His endeavoring spirit to lead ahead with perseverance, trust and integrity has graced Infinova with several breakthroughs. Currently, as the Vice President of Sales for India & SAARC, ME and Africa at Infinova Group, he has set benchmarks by building up a successful team right from the grass-root level. With his fortitude and hard work, he has…

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Interview: Ashish P. Dhakan

ASHISH P. DHAKAN  (MD & CEO, Prama Hikvision India Pvt. Ltd.) Ashish P Dhakan does not need introduction. An Engineer and MBA by qualification, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Prama Hikvision India Private Limited had a very humble start in security industry in 2005, and over just more than a decade, he steered the company to achieve the leadership position in the industry with his characteristic attributes including sincerity, focus, dedication, honest approach towards his business, and ground to earth personality. A first-generation entrepreneur Ashish has gone…

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Prasad Patil Speaks

Prasad Patil Chairman – SECONA , Director – MIPL SecurityLink India (SLI): What is the entity called Maha Infotech Pvt. Ltd. (MIPL) and what is its unique selling proposition? Prasad Patil: Maha Infotech Pvt. Ltd. (MIPL) was founded by me and my Co-director, Sudhir Deshpande – almost 18 years ago. MIPL primarily provides IT and security consultancy, and we focus on the application of technology to solve information challenges and mitigate security risks. SLI: Kindly give a brief about some of your flagship projects? Prasad Patil: We have been very fortunate…

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Face-to-Face with Priyadarshan Lakhawat

Priyadarshan Lakhawat Deputy Director (Academics & Training) NCHMCT,  Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India The rising instances of fire in high-rises and hotels, and very frequent news of defunct security systems at places including in the cities like New Delhi put forth reasons to be concerned about the state of compliance of pertinent rules and regulations, and installation and maintenance of the needed equipment. The recent fire in a hotel in Karol Bagh, New Delhi must be taken as an wake-up call to address the issue on urgent basis. The lapses are…

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Interaction with K P Dominic , 2019

K P Dominic National President, FSAI The third edition of Fire & Security India Expo (FSIE) 2019 is close at hand. It is to mark its debut in Mumbai at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) from 28 February to 2 March 2019. The event is organized by NürnbergMesse India in co-operation with Fire & Security Association of India (FSAI). The trade expo is a multi-dimensional platform that combines solutions for passive, active and organizational fire safety and security management. It is to bring together official experts, architects and developers, MEP…

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Face to Face Interview with Pawan Desai, 2019

Pawan Desai CISA, CISSP, CBCP, Co-Founder & CEO, MitKat Advisory MitKat is a premium management consultancy specialized in risk management, which is primarily focused on global corporations, government departments/ multi-lateral organizations, and NGOs operating in challenging environments. SecurityLink India has recently got an opportunity to talk to Pawan Desai – CISA, CISSP, CBCP – Co-Founder & CEO of MitKat Advisory, who is one of Asia’s leading security thought leaders, speaker and author. Some excerpts: SecurityLink India (SLI): How do you define MitKat Advisory in essence, and how was it conceptualized?…

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