Raisina Dialogue 2016

What is it?

  • The Raisina Dialogue is envisioned as Indias flagship conference of geopolitics and geo-economics.
  • It is designed to explore prospects and opportunities for Asian integration as well as Asia’s integration with the larger world.
  • The 2016 conclave focused on Asia’s physical, economic, digital connectivity and fostering common global spaces with an emphasis on Asia.
  • It is based on India’s vital role in the Indian Ocean Region and how India along with its partners can build a stable regional and world order.
  • The conference was held jointly by Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), an independent think tank based in India.
  • The theme of the conference was ‘Asian connectivity’.
What is the importance of conference?
  • The conference is being seen as the governments attempt to rival conferences around the world that attract global players such as the Shangri-La dialogue in Singapore, and the Munich Conference on national security.
  • The conference was being attended by speakers from 40 countries.
  • The conference provided opportunity for India to cement its role in the Indian Ocean Region.
  • Indias Foreign minister pointed out that that Indias plans for connectivity were cooperative rather than a unilateral approach”.
NOTE: You can mention Raisina Dialogue in IR answers as a bold move by India. This is the sign if resurgent India.

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