Raisina Dialogue

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Foreign Secretary recently told a Parliament committee that the Raisina Dialogue is now among the most significant global-level think tank events in the world.

About 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 modeled on the lines of the Munich Security Conference and Singapore’s Shangri-La Dialogue.
  • 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.


Key Facts about Observer Research Foundation (ORF)

  • Established in 1990, the ORF is an independent, nonpartisan think tank that conducts policy research on good governance, foreign policy, and sustainable economic development for India.
  • ORF’s work spans a wide range of topics, including climate, energy, cyber issues and media, economic development, and national security.
  • It provides non-partisan, independent, well-researched analyses and inputs to diverse decision-makers in governments, business communities, academia, and to civil society around the world.
  • Mandate: It seeks to lead and aid policy thinking towards building a strong and prosperous India in a fair and equitable world.


Shangri-La Dialogue:

  • It is Asia's premier defense and security summit.
  • It is attended by Defence Ministers, permanent heads of ministries and military chiefs of 28 Asia-Pacific countries.
  • It is organized by an independent think-thank, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).
  • The summit is named after the Shangri-La hotel in Singapore, where it has been held since 2002.


Q1) What is the Munich Security Conference? 

It is an annual conference on international security policy that has been held in Munich, Bavaria, Germany since 1963. The list of attendees includes heads of state, governments and international organizations, ministers, members of parliament, high-ranking representatives of armed forces, science, and civil society, as well as business and media. The conference is held annually in February. The venue is the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

Source: ‘Raisina Dialogue’ Key Think Tank Event in World; PM Modi's Presence in 2016 Transformed It: Foreign Secy