Raisina Dialogue, 2021

The Raisina Dialogue was recently organised by the Ministry of External Affairs and Observer Research Foundation. The dialogue was held under the theme:

Theme: viral World: Outbreaks, Outliers and Out of Control

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the dialogue virtually.

Raisina Dialogue

  • It is an annual Geo-political event. It is named after Raisina Hill where the seat of Government of India is located. It is a conference on geoeconomics and Geopolitics.
  • It was structured on the lines of Shangri-La-Dialogue.
  • It was held for the first time in 2016.

Objectives of Raisina Dialogue

  • To explore future opportunities for Asian integration.
  • To explore advancement in integration of Asia with the world
  • It also asserts the crucial role played by India in the Indian Ocean Region.
  • It also focuses on how India can build a stable, regional and world order.
  • It addresses the most challenging issued faced by the global community.

Raisina Hills

Raisina Hill is an area in New Delhi that houses the most important buildings of India namely Rashtrapati Bhavan and the secretariat building that houses Prime Minister Office and several other ministers. The Raisina Hill is surrounded by other important buildings including Rajpath, Parliament of India and India Gate.

Earlier, the Viceroy’s House was constructed acquiring land from three hundred families in the local villages. This was done under the 1894 Land Acquisition Act. After independence, it was turned into the permanent residence of President of India.

Shangri-La Dialogue

It is an inter-government security forum held annually. It is attended by defence ministers, military chiefs of twenty-eight states including India.

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