The Raisina Dialog is a multilateral forum dedicated to tackling the world’s most challenging problems. Global leaders in politics, business, media and civil society are sponsored in New Delhi each year to examine participation on a wide variety of relevant international policy issues. The Dialog is organized as a multi-stakeholder, cross-sectoral conversation involving heads of government, cabinet ministers and representatives from local government, as well as senior executives from the private sector, media and academia. The Foundation for Observer Research organizes the conference in cooperation with the Government of India, Ministry of External Affairs.

The Raisina Dialog is a diverse and inclusive platform, with attendees from all walks of life. They place a greater emphasis on maintaining the conference is an inclusive and secure space for all participants, irrespective of gender identification, sexual orientation, race, age, faith or impairment. This event included ministers of foreign affairs from 13 countries, namely Iran, Australia and Russia. India and Finland reached a deal during the Raisina Dialogue. Russia has also stated that it backs India for permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Russia also declared at the Raisina Dialog that this is backing India for permanent membership of the latter. Brazil is also heading to India.

On the margins of the Raisina Dialogue, India and Finland signed a Defense MoU, which aims to strengthen the collaboration among countries when it comes to production, engineering, R&D related equipment.

Global leaders taking part in India’s most extensive global conference Raisina Dialog praised the governance and dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi about several global problems. Talking at the inaugural session of the Raisina Dialog 2020, former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen stated he wanted to see India as a “solid part of the international partnership of democracies” and to admire the governance of Prime Minister Modi in that regard. He said that he would like to see India as a vital member of the global democratic coalition. ETV Bharat News also reported the fact that he admired Prime Minister Modi’s guidance in that respect.

Former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, whose speech focused on problems faced by “liberal democracies” in handling their own country’s political demonstrations, congratulated Prime Minister Modi, under whose rule India has now become “self-defined” seems to be the breaking news.

Harper said India would never become a “bastion of Western liberals” and its heritage is “coming back in full force” under the present government. India’s role will be a big part of the answer in the future. If I can pay respect here to Prime Minister Narendra Modi I think this is going to be the sort of India that the dream of Prime Minister Modi is building, “Harper said. Former South Korean Prime Minister Han Seung-soo said the position of global leaders, especially Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will be crucial in “overturning the recent trend” in the midst of challenging times.

In the breaking news, Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, whose speech focused on the Afghan peace efforts, praised Prime Minister Modi for “all the assistance given to the people of Afghanistan and managed to hold us near and precious.”

In ETV Bharat News, we concluded that this day marked the start of the fifth edition of Raisina Dialog in New Delhi. The flagship meeting, collectively hosted by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Foundation for Observer Research, was India’s commitment to international efforts to find alternatives, recognize prospects, as well as provide continuity to a century that has seen an eventful two decades.

The three-day conference will put together 700 foreign delegates, 40 per cent of whom will be women, reflecting India’s dedication to equality between men and women.