Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.
What to Study?
For Prelims and Mains: Raisina Dialogue- key facts.
Context: Fifth edition of the Raisina Dialogue is being held in New Delhi.
- More than 700 international participants, including 80 from African countries, are attending the meet.
This year`s Dialogue is titled `Navigating the Alpha Century`.
About the Raisina Dialogue:
This is an annual geo-political event, organised by the Ministry of External Affairs and Observer Research Foundation (ORF).
It is designed to explore prospects and opportunities for Asian integration as well as Asia’s integration with the larger world.
It is predicated 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 is a multi-stakeholder, cross-sectoral meeting involving policy and decision-makers, including but not limited to Foreign, Defence and Finance Ministers of different countries, high-level government officials and policy practitioners, leading personalities from business and industry, and members of the strategic community, media and academia.
Significance of the event:
The Raisina Dialogue was born in 2016, in the belief that the Asian century that the world was talking about was not about any exclusive geographical region. It was rather about the engagement of global actors with Asia and of Asia with the world. So this dialogue took birth as a platform, where the old and the new could work together, to discover their connections, their inter-dependence.
Sources: the Hindu.