Chanakya Defence Dialogue

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The Indian Army is planning to launch the Chanakya Defence Dialogue, a forum for discussing important security matters.

About Chanakya Defence Dialogue

  • It will serve as a regular forum, bringing together top minds from the global defense and strategic sectors to facilitate the exchange of insights and ideas.
  • It aims to integrate intelligence, strategy, and expertise, fostering discussions on topics such as Neighbourhood Forces, the significant Indo-Pacific frontier, and the evolving impact of emerging technologies on defense and security.
  • The Indian Army is collaborating with the renowned think tank, Centre for Land and Warfare Studies (CLAWS), to organize the event.
  • This gathering will draw participants from a diverse range of nations, including Australia, France, Japan, and the United States.
  • Scheduled as a two-day conference, the gathering will feature prominent speakers, military strategists, diplomats, and leading intellectuals in the fields of defense and strategic affairs. 
  • Discussions will revolve around a broad spectrum of security challenges and strategies, focusing particularly in the pivotal regions of South Asia and the Indo-Pacific.
  • Additionally, cooperation in defence technology, military exercises, and nuclear proliferation concerns will be discussed.

Q1) What is Raisina Dialogue?

It is India’s premier conference on geopolitics and geoeconomics, committed to addressing the most challenging issues facing the global community. It is held annually since 2016 in New Delhi. The Dialogue is structured as a multi-stakeholder, cross-sectoral discussion involving heads of state, cabinet ministers, and local government officials, who are joined by thought leaders from the private sector, media, and academia. It is organized by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in partnership with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

Source: Indian Army plans to start 'Chanakya Defence Dialogue' talk series