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Mistral hopes to net 8 States for homeland security solutions

Balaji Narasimhan Bangalore | Updated on June 06, 2011 Published on June 06, 2011


Spurred by the growing concerns caused by terrorist activity, Mistral Solutions Pvt Ltd, a technology design and integration company, plans to target at least eight States in India with its homeland security systems this fiscal.

“Our systems are already being used by the Karnataka and Gujarat governments. We hope to get deals from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and others this year,” Mr Anees Ahmed, Chairman, Mistral, told Business Line.

Explaining the advantage of an integrated solution for homeland security, Mr Ahmed said the command centre can see on a map the location of a terrorist strike and coordinate efforts between the police, the fire services and ambulances.

“While today the nearest fire department office is contacted, an integrated service that uses GPS can locate the nearest fire engine and deploy it to save time.

“They don't have such systems in India.

“Today, the various services involved in a terrorist strike, like police, hospitals, fire services, etc, cannot coordinate with each other.” The privately held company, which has a turnover of Rs 150 crore as of 2010-11, is targeting Rs 500 crore by 2014-15.

“Out of this, homeland security is expected to earn Rs 100 crore,” said Mr Ahmed.

The company, which was founded in 1997 and initially started offering product engineering services, is also betting on offsets.

“By 2014-15, our product engineering and Defence businesses will fetch us Rs 200 crore each and offsets will account for around 20-30 per cent of our revenue.”

Published on June 06, 2011
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