An insightful talk on ‘Strategic Security Concepts’ with special reference to ONGC Videsh operations at the ONGC Videsh, Delhi office by Mr Krishan Varma, former Special Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India, kept the executives and the Board of Directors spellbound for over an hour. The talk was organized by the security team of ONGC Videsh, spearheaded by the ED- Security, ONGC, Mr DC Srivastava.
ED Chief Security enumerates the security challenges
ED Security in his welcome address underlined the need for such a discourse in view of the fragile global security scenario. “As ED-Security, I plan to bring the intelligence community and ONGC to interact closely, to secure the interests of the company and the country,” he said.
Mr SP Garg, Director (Finance), ONGC Videsh shares the security readiness of the company
Mr Varma, a perceptive and sharp orator, kept his focus on ONGC Videsh’s areas of operations. He discussed the security concerns of each project in great detail, underscoring their political and economic milieu.
Mr Krishan Varma, former Special Secretary, GOI, gives a riveting talk on strategic security concepts
As a well-travelled person with an experience spanning 35 years, Mr Varma ‘s sharing and interaction with the employees of ONGC Videsh was enriching. With his knowledge augmented by postings to some of these countries, he gave an in-depth narrative of the political climate and sometimes, their tumultuous histories.
Mr PK Rao, Director (Operations), and Mr Sudhir Sharma, Director (Exploration)interact with the Chief Guest
Concluding, he gave recommendations to enhance the security preparedness, which included suggestions like having a robust access control mechanism in place, physical security of installations, monitoring of social network sites, an architecture for screening of personnel, among other calibrations.
An engrossed audience at ONGC Videsh, Delhi