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  • 14 March, 2023

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RAISINA SECURITY DIALOGUE

RAISINA SECURITY DIALOGUE

Before the Raisina Dialogue and in the shadows of the G-20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, India secretly hosted the second Raisina Security Dialogue, a gathering of top intelligence and security professionals from over 26 nations.

  • The meeting was first convened in April 2022, the day before the Raisina Dialogue began. The National Security Advisor and the Prime Minister of India spoke about it.

About

  • The Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), the National External Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), which is under Mr. Doval's direction, are in charge of organising the security conference.
  • A day before the opening of Raisina Dialogue, India's premier conference on "geopolitics and geo-strategy" the conference was held for the first time in April 2022. It was organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA) in cooperation with the Observer Research Foundation (ORF).
  • This year's seventh edition took place from March 2–4.
  • The conference takes place a year after the conflict in Ukraine, which is continuing and has the world's focus; however, India has been bringing up other global issues, such as Afghanistan.
  • An object of the Meeting: It is modelled after the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore and the Munich Security Conference.
  • The Raisina Dialogue and the G20 Foreign Ministers' conference both took place at the same time. In 2023, India will preside over the G20 and the SCO simultaneously.
  • The U.S. was not present, but intelligence chiefs from Bahrain, the U.K., France, and Japan were.

Importance

  • India is making an effort to stand out by bringing together international intelligence agencies for discussions on topics of interest.
  • The conversations mostly centred on international security, which included issues like counterterrorism, radicalization, drug trafficking, and smuggling of illegal weapons, among others.
  • It was a wide-ranging discussion that demonstrates the confidence the world has in India.

Regarding the Raisina Discussion

  • The Raisina Dialogue is India's premier forum on geopolitics and geoeconomics, devoted to tackling the most difficult problems confronting the world community.
  • In 2016, the first meeting was place.
  • It is structured similarly to the Munich Security Conference and the Shangri La Dialogue, which are held yearly in Singapore (the 59th edition of which took place in February 2023).
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA) and the Observer Research Foundation jointly host it (ORF).

Hills of Raisina

  • The discourse takes its name from the Raisina Hills, which is where India's capital is located.
  • The Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), and other significant government buildings are located in this region of Delhi.

Research Foundation for Observers

  • It is an independent think tank that supports voices from various backgrounds, regions, and genders, as well as those that support and challenge prevailing narratives.
  • It aims to guide and support policy thinking towards creating a powerful and affluent India in a just and equitable global environment.
  • It conveys Indian perspectives to platforms that shape international discussions.

It offers nonpartisan, impartial, independent, well-researched assessments and contributions to a variety of decision-makers in international governments, corporate communities, academic institutions, and civil society.

Read Also: G20 Meeting

Source: Indian Express


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