India recently held the second edition of the Raisina Security Dialogue.


About Raisina Security Dialogue

  • It is a conference of intelligence and security chiefs and top officials from around the world.
  • It is modelled on the lines of the Munich Security Conference and Singapore’s Shangri-La Dialogue.
  • It is organised by the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) and the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS).
  • It was held for the first time in April 2022.
  • Raisina Security Dialogue 2023 —
      • This is the second edition of the dialogue.
      • It saw participation from over 26 countries, including intelligence chiefs from the U.K, Japan, France, and Bahrain.
      • The focus of the discussions was largely on global security, which encompassed counterterrorism, radicalisation, drug trafficking, and illegal arms smuggling, among others.


Munich Security Conference

  • It is an annual conference on international security policy that has been held in Munich, Bavaria, Germany since 1963.
  • It has become the most important independent forum for the exchange of views by international security policy decision-makers.
  • The list of attendees includes heads of state, governments and international organisations, ministers, members of parliament, high-ranking representatives of armed forces, science, and civil society, as well as business and media.
  • The conference is held annually in February. The venue is the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.


Shangri-La Dialogue

  • It is Asia’s premier defence and security summit.
  • It is attended by Defence Ministers, permanent heads of ministries and military chiefs of 28 Asia-Pacific countries.
  • It is organised by an independent think-thank, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).
  • The summit is named after the Shangri-La hotel in Singapore, where it has been held since 2002.