Current context: 

At the Raisina Dialoguethe External Affairs Minister stated that he believes multilateralism would exist alongside national interests with the calculations and contests.

About current context:

  • Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the Dialogue on 21st February.
  • The Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic (Greece), H.E. Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, joined the inaugural session as the Chief Guest and delivered the keynote address.


  • Representatives from over 100 countries participated in the event.
  • Attendees included Ministers, former Heads of State and Government, Military Commanders, Captains of Industry, Technology Leaders, Academics, Journalists, Scholars on Strategic Affairs, Experts from leading Think Tanks, and Youth1.


  • The theme of the 2024 edition was “Chaturanga: Conflict, Contest, Cooperate, Create”.
  • The eighth edition of the event, held from March 2 to 4, 2023, discussed themes like “Neo Insurgence, Amoral Mosaic, Chaotic Codes, Pernicious Passports, and Grey Rhinos”.
  • In 2023,The Prime Minister of Italy, Giorgia Meloni, was among the distinguished speakers.

The talks focused around six main topics:

  • Tech Frontiers: Regulations & Realities
  • Peace with the Planet: Invest & Innovate
  • War & Peace: Armouries & Asymmetries
  • Decolonising Multilateralism: Institutions & Inclusion
  • The Post 2030 Agenda: People & Progress
  • Defending Democracy: Society & Sovereignty12.

What is the significance of Raisina Dialogue?

  • Global Platform: The Raisina Dialogue is a global forum for leaders, policymakers, and experts from over 100 countries to engage in meaningful discussions on critical issues.
  • Strategic Debates: The Dialogue promotes strategic debates on technology, climate change, security, and multilateralism through thematic sessions, shaping policies and influencing international relations.
  • India’s Diplomatic Influence: The Raisina Dialogue, hosted by India, underscores its global prominence, and underscores its dedication to diplomacy, cooperation, and tackling global issues.
  • Thought Leadership: The event features thought leaders, former heads of state, military commanders, and experts who contribute to shaping global narratives and finding innovative solutions.
  • Networking and Partnerships: Participants engage in networking, fostering partnerships, and building bridges across nations, creating a space where ideas converge, and collaborations emerge.

What is the history of Raisina Dialogue?

  • The Raisina Dialogue, launched in 2016, has become India’s leading forum for discussions on geopolitics and geo-economics.


  • The Raisina Dialogue’s inaugural edition took place on March 1, 2016.
  • The Observer Research Foundation (ORF) hosts an annual event in New Delhi, India, in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs.

Name and Inspiration:

  • The “Raisina Dialogue” is named after Raisina Hill, a prominent location in New Delhi that houses both the Indian Government and Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  • The conference is designed in line with Singapore’s renowned Shangri-La Dialogue.

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