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Raisina Dialogue 2024

The ninth edition of the Raisina Dialogue will be held from today till Friday (February 23) in New Delhi. The conference will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will join the inauguration session as the chief guest.

Raisina Dialogue 2024

Why In News

  • The ninth edition of the Raisina Dialogue will be held from today till Friday (February 23) in New Delhi. The conference will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will join the inauguration session as the chief guest.
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What Is Raisina Dialogue

  • Raisina Dialogue is an annual conference on geopolitics and geoeconomics, which aims to address the most challenging issues faced by the world.
  • The conference takes place in New Delhi and is attended by people from political, business, media, and civil society backgrounds. It is held annually since 2016 in New Delhi.
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  • “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,” according to the website of Raisina Dialogue.
  • Delhi-based think tank Observer Research Foundation, in partnership with the Ministry of External Affairs, hosts the conference.

Observer Research Foundation

  • The 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.
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  • 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.

Theme Of This Year’s Edition

  • The theme of the 2024 edition is “Chaturanga: Conflict, Contest, Cooperate, Create,” according to a press release by the Ministry of External Affairs.
  • During the three-day conference, the participants will engage with each other over six “thematic pillars”.
  • These include: “(i) Tech Frontiers: Regulations & Realities; (ii) Peace with the Planet: Invest & Innovate; (iii) War & Peace: Armouries & Asymmetries; (iv) Decolonising Multilateralism: Institutions & Inclusion; (v) The Post 2030 Agenda: People & Progress; and (vi) Defending Democracy: Society & Sovereignty,” the press release added.
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  • The Raisina Dialogue 2023 was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with Italian PM Giorgia Meloni as the chief guest.
  • The event drew over 2500 delegates from more than 100 countries, including ministers, former heads of state and government, military commanders, industry leaders, technology experts, academics, journalists, scholars on strategic affairs, and youth.
  • The theme for the 2023 edition was “Provocation, Uncertainty, Turbulence: Lighthouse in the Tempest?” with five thematic pillars: Neo Insurgence: Geographies, Domains, Ambitions; Amoral Mosaic: Contest, Cooperate or Cancel; Chaotic Codes: Sovereignty, Security, Society; Pernicious Passports: Climate, Commons, Citizens; Grey Rhinos: Democracies, Dependencies, and Debt Traps.
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Who All Are Attending

  • More than 2,500 participants from around 115 countries will be joining the conference in person. The Dialogue is expected to be viewed by millions across the world on various digital platforms.
  • The participants include ministers, former prime ministers and presidents, military commanders, technology leaders, academics, journalists, scholars on strategic affairs, and experts from leading think tanks.
  • Foreign Ministers of Bhutan, Lithuania, Estonia set foot in New Delhi for Raisina Dialogue.
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Conclusion

  • As the curtains fall on the Raisina Dialogue 2024, the discourse and decisions emanating from this grand assembly are bound to resonate across the globe.
  • In an era marked by tumultuous changes and challenges, the dialogue’s ‘Chaturanga’ theme underscores the need for strategic foresight, collaborative effort, and creative solutions.
  • It is a testament to the belief that in the complex game of global geopolitics, it is not just about the next move, but about envisioning the future together.
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