IDG Group started as a British owned private security company, IDG Security Pte Ltd registered in Singapore in August 2001. The Dubai based group now consists of a number of wholly owned subsidiaries and joint ventures in Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Nepal, India, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Somalia, UAE and UK. IDG is privately owned with governance provided by the Board of Directors and an Advisory Board. IDG is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, a transitional member in the ICOCA, and Level 2 registered on the United Nations Global Marketplace.
IDG is a specialist provider of genuine Gurkhas to fulfil vital security roles. IDG has provided security for the UN in Afghanistan since 2004, including Gurkha armed guards, Gurkha dog handlers and Afghan guards. In its other countries of operation IDG also provides international consultants, international guards and supervisors, local guards, and technological solutions to diplomatic, transgovernmental organisations, NGOs and commercial entities. IDG also operates in Iraq and South Sudan to provide explosives detection dog teams and security personnel.
IDG Group also provides a consulting service, IDG Acumen, that offers cultural, social, commercial and political understanding to clients entering new and frontier markets.