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Raisina Dialogue 2024: India’s premier policy dialogue on geopolitics and geoeconomics

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Raisina Dialogue 2024: India’s premier policy dialogue on geopolitics and geoeconomics


9th edition of the Raisina Dialogue was held in New Delhi from 21-23 February, 2024. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the Dialogue on 21 February. 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.

The Raisina Dialogue is India’s flagship conference on geopolitics and geoeconomics, committed to addressing the most challenging issues facing the international community. This multilateral platform is hosted by the Observer Research Foundation in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

The theme of the 2024 edition was "Chaturanga: Conflict, Contest, Cooperate, Create”. Over the course of three days, decision makers and thought leaders of the world engaged each other across conversations in various formats, over six thematic pillars: (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.

9th Raisina Dialogue witnessed participation of representatives from over 100 countries including Ministers, former Heads of State and Heads of Government, Military Commanders, Captains of Industry, Technology Leaders, Academics, Journalists, Scholars on Strategic Affairs, Experts from leading Think Tanks, and Youth.

Representatives from Australia included Hon. Matt Keogh, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister for Defence Personnel; Air Marshal Robert Chipman, Chief of Air Force; Andrew Shearer, DG, Office of National Intelligence; Tony Abbott, former PM; Marise Payne, former Minister for Foreign Affairs. Hon. Matt Keogh participated in the panel discussion ‘Looking Back, Looking Ahead: The Long Decade’. Air Marshal Robert Chipman was one of the speakers for panel discussion ‘From the Aegean Sea to the South China Sea: Responding to Maritime Sieges’. Andrew Shearer participated in the panel discussion ‘The New Wars: Policies, Practices, and Preparation’. Conversations were largely focussed around discussing threats to globalisation from war, climate change, cyber threats, and recession and finding solutions to restore and revive multilateralism for a peaceful world based on rules based order.

9th Raisina Dialogue also witnessed inauguration of ‘Quad Think Tank Forum’. Hon. External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar addressed the inaugural session. Hon. Penny Wong, Australia’s Foreign Minister, Hon. Yoko Kamikawa, Japan’s Foreign Minister and Hon. Kurt Campbell, US Deputy Secretary of State also adressed the session through video conferencing.

Head of leading think tanks of Australia including Michael Fullilove, Executive Director, Lowy Institute; Lisa Singh, CEO, Australia India Institute and Jastin Bassi, Executive Director, Australian Strategic Policy Institute also participated. Other participants included senior government officials, scholars, and experts from leading think tanks.