Raisina Dialogue 2023


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    • Recently, the eighth edition of the Raisina Dialogue was held in New Delhi.
      • This year saw the participation of intelligence and security chiefs from over 26 countries.

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    • Need for multilateralism:
      • India’s Minister of State for External Affairs highlighted the importance of multilateralism in the context of changing geopolitics at the ongoing Raisina Dialogue.
      • She added that India would work towards reforming multilateralism
        • There is a better methodology for resolving conflicts and not letting them happen in the first place in the interest of maintaining social order.
    • Peaceful and just international order:
      • The minister of State for External Affairs stressed on the need of shaping the New World on the pillars of multilateralism, security and prosperity, alleviation of poverty, sustainable development, equal opportunities, human rights, democracy and commitment to a peaceful and just international order.
      • India’s theme for G20 Presidency:
        • She also mentioned that India’s theme of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam- One Earth, One Family, One Future for its G20 Presidency, signals the need for unity of purpose and unity of action.
    • Fundamental technological reset:
      • Minister of State for IT speaking at a panel discussion on `Democracy’s Eleven: Protecting our Technology Future’, said there is a fundamental reset underway in semiconductor, electronics and innovation world order post-COVID, and like-minded nations need to work together on a cooperative framework to shape the future of technology.
    • Regional Security:
      • The Chief of Navy Staff said working in smaller groups and regional frameworks is helpful in building trust, interoperability and overall outcome.
      • He also highlighted the vision of SAGAR or security and growth for all in the region.
    • Government presence in strategic sectors:
      • Speaking at the Raisina Dialogue, Finance Minister said that the country will have government-owned professionally run companies in four broad strategic sectors.
      • The four broad strategic sectors are: 
        • Atomic energy, space and defence; 
        • Transport and telecommunication; 
        • Power, Petroleum, Coal and other minerals; and 
        • Banking, Insurance and Financial Services.

    About the Raisina Dialogue

    • About:
      • The Raisina Dialogue is India’s premier foreign policy conference on geopolitics and geoeconomics committed to addressing the most challenging issues facing the global community.
        • The first session was held in 2016.
      • It is organized on the lines of the Shangri La Dialogue (which takes place annually in Singapore) & the Munich Security Conference (the 59th edition of which took place in February 2023). 
      • It is co-hosted by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF).
    • Raisina Hills:
      • The name of the dialogue is derived from Raisina Hills, the place where India’s seat of power resides
        • It is an area in Delhi where the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and other important government offices are situated.

    Significance of Raisina Dialogue

    • Leading global conference:
      • With the first session in 2016, the Raisina Dialogue has grown in stature and profile to emerge as a leading global conference on international affairs
      • It brings together leaders from the global strategic and policy-making community to discuss key geopolitical developments and strategic issues facing the world.
    • Aligned to the significant issues:
      • The theme every year at the Conference is aligned to issues of utmost importance for the global community. The brainstorming ensuing helps policymakers across countries to tinker with their policy regime to rectify the issue.
      • It maps the evolving geopolitical and geoeconomic trendlines questions the persisting dogma and encourages future-oriented thinking.
    • Focus on the  rules-based international order:
      • It reinforces rules based international order by having on board different voices and opinions and bringing forth a consensus amongst them.
    • Led by India:
      • It has helped India come on the world map when it comes to having a global think tank and a seat for setting up rules for multilateral institutions.

    Observer Research Foundation

    • It is an independent think tank that aims to encourage voices from all quarters, geographies and gender, both those that fall in and those that question dominant narratives.
    • It seeks to lead and aid policy thinking towards building a strong and prosperous India in a fair and equitable world.
    • It carries Indian voices and ideas to forums shaping global debates.
    • It provides non-partisan, independent, well-researched analyses and inputs to diverse decision-makers in governments, business communities, and academia and to civil society around the world.


    Source: TOI