What is the Raisina Security Dialogue?

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India recently held the second edition of the Raisina Security Dialogue.

About Raisina Security Dialogue:

  • It is a conference of intelligence and security chiefs and top officials from around the world.
  • It is modeled on the lines of the Munich Security Conference and Singapore’s Shangri-La Dialogue.
  • It is organized by the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) and the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS).
  • It was held for the first time in April 2022.
  • Raisina Security Dialogue 2023:
    • This is the second edition of the dialogue.
    • It saw participation from over 26 countries, including intelligence chiefs from the U.K, Japan, France, and Bahrain.
    • The focus of the discussions was largely on global security, which encompassed counterterrorism, radicalization, drug trafficking, and illegal arms smuggling, among others.

Munich Security Conference:

  • It is an annual conference on international security policy that has been held in Munich, Bavaria, Germany since 1963.
  • It has become the most important independent forum for the exchange of views by international security policy decision-makers.
  • 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. 

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 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 organized by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in partnership with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.