Fourth Raisina Dialogue

“A World Reorder: New Geometries; Fluid Partnerships; Uncertain Outcomes” was thetheme of the 4thRaisina Dialogue organised by Ministry of External Affairs in partnership with Observer Research Foundation from 8 to 10 January 2019 in New Delhi and inaugurated by Prime Minister of Norway Ms Erna Solberg in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Many people feel left out by globalisation,” “It can undermine confidence in international institutions and cooperation. Eventually, it could weaken respect for international law, human rights and even our security architecture,” said Solberg inaugurating Raisina Dialogue.

India’s External Affairs Minister Smt. SushmaSwaraj delivering the Vote of Thanks at the inaugural session stated that the visit of Prime Minister Solberg to India underlines the multifaceted and forward-looking partnership between our two nations.

  • Together, we are working in areas critical to our overall socio-economic development, including hydropower, clean energy, ship-building, petroleum related services and IT services.
  • We also have a shared interest in the sustainable use of ocean resources for growth of our economies and protection of the marine environment for future generations.
  • This year, the theme for the Raisina Dialogue has been designed to focus on innovative solutions and partnerships as a response to the transitions, we are witnessing all around us.
  • It is inspired by unique leaders, ideas, and technologies which are triggering major changes in the international system.
  • Prime Minister Solberg’s address has provided a valuable perspective on these issues, setting the stage for discussions on innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges of our times.

Raisina Dialogue, organised on the lines of the Shangri-La Dialogue held in Singapore,India’s flagship annual geopolitical and geostrategic conference, which has grown in stature and profile, brings together political leaders, strategic thinkers, policy practitioners, technology innovators, businesses, and academics on a common platform to share their vision and propose solutions that will serve us all in the decades ahead. This year it had the widest ever spread of participation, with over 1800 participants, including 600 delegates and speakers from 93 countries.

The name “Raisina Dialogue” comes from Raisina Hill, an elevation in New Delhi, seat of the Government of India, as well as the RashtrapatiBhavan.

1stRaisina Dialogue with  the theme, “Asia: Regional and Global Connectivity”, held from 1to 3 March 2016, had over 100 speakers from over 35countries and focus was on Asia’s physical, economic, human and digital connectivity.

2ndRaisina Dialogue with the theme, “The New Normal: Multilateralism with Multi-polarity”, held from 17 to 19 January 2017, had over 120 speakers from 65 countries.

3rdRaisina Dialoguewith the theme, “Managing Disruptive Transitions: Ideas, Institutions and Idioms”, held India from 16 to 18 January 2018 had nearly 150 speakers from 86 countries at the Taj Diplomatic Enclave in New Delhi,


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