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Raisina Dialogue

The Raisina Dialogue is a multilateral conference held annually in New Delhi. Since its commencement in 2016, the conference has emerged as India’s flagship conference on geopolitics and geo-economics. The conference is hosted by the Observer Research Foundation, an independent think tank, in association with the Ministry of External Affairs of India. The conference is structured as a multi-stakeholder, cross-sectoral discussion, involving a variety of global policymakers including heads of state, cabinet ministers, and local government officials. In addition, the Dialogue also welcomes major private sector executives, as well as members of the media and academia. It is designed on the lines of Singapore's Shangri-La Dialogue. The name "Raisina Dialogue" comes from Raisina Hill, an elevation in New Delhi, the seat of the Government of India, as well as the Presidential Palace of India, Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The fourth edition of the Raisina Dialogue (2019) India’s flagship annual conference on geopolitics and geo-economics, was recently held in New Delhi. Title: ‘World Reorder’
3rd edition (2018) Theme: Managing Disruptive Transitions: Ideas, Institutions and Idioms
2nd edition (2017) The New Normal: Multilateralism with Multipolarity
1st edition (2016) Asia: Regional and Global Connectivity

Importance of the Raisina dialogue:

The Raisina Dialogue was born in 2016, in the belief that the Asian century that the world was talking about was not about any exclusive geographical region. It was rather about the engagement of global actors with Asia and of Asia with the world. So this dialogue took birth as a platform, where the old and the new could work together, to discover their connections and their inter-dependence too.