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Mr. Subhash Wadhawan
Born in the year 1943, Subhash Wadhawan opted to serve the country and joined the Indian Air Force (IAF) where he served for seven years. The Indo-Pak war of 1965 saw him in action at a forward base in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. In 1970 Wadhawan left the IAF for a civilian life. In the IAF he had undergone training in intelligence and investigation operations which fascinated him and on his honorable discharge he joined India's leading detective agency where he underwent extensive training under the profession's pioneering leader. The burning ambition was not to be quelled and after a fruitful span of two years of rich frontline experience in the world of private detectives he left his job to independently operate and head his own venture in a very challenging environment as the profession was still in its nascent stage of development.

The year 1973 witnessed the modest launch of Subhash Wadhawan's venture Universal Bureau of Investigation (UBI). The initial years were tough but not tougher than the young detective's determination to excel and succeed. The discipline, loyalty and dedication inculcated in the Air Force stood him in good stead as he deployed these skills to his services to the clients in an era when the client was normally being fleeced and fed unreliable data. Soon the diligent performance began to show tangible results and the good professional standards applied drew additional referral business. By now the agency had a customer spread of well known business and industrial houses, large MNC's, government units, embassies, insurance and law firms. UBI became the preferred expert vendor for repetitive work inflows and it is not surprising he today retains many of his former clients. This speaks very loudly for the confidentiality, reliability and professional expertise applied in every case. This growth led to the business being incorporated as Detective Network (India) Pvt. Ltd. in 1993-94.

The one man agency today proudly sports a network of 350 trained operators located across the country, possibly a unique and unparalleled achievement of its own kind in India and globally. This enables the business to deliver authentic and reliable results at reasonable costs to clients with specific pan-India assignments. Heading this large operation is its Managing Director Subhash Wadhawan who refuses to rest even after four decades of professional service to the nation. He also founded NIPI, the National Institute of Private Investigation which has trained a few hundred private investigators in the country. These private operators today are earning sustainable livelihoods and are gainfully employed. In 2008 he was awarded the prestigious "Investigator of the Year Award" by the Hon'ble Home Minister, Government of India and in 2011, the Association of Private Detectives and Investigators, India bestowed the “Lifetime Achievement Award in Investigation & Intelligence” upon him.

Subhash has dedicated his valuable time and resources to social and professional up-liftment through his services and vision to the society and the profession. He is the Founder Member of APDI ( Association of Private Detectives and Investigators) and of CAPSI (Central Association of Private Security Industry). He is the Vice Chairman of APDI and also the Chairman of the Membership Committee of APDI. He has the distinction of having served on the Board of Directors of the Council of International Investigators, a world-wide body of reputed select private investigators based in USA.