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India, Israel PMs to attend Raisina Dialogue 2018; Netanyahu to inaugurate

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Israel's Prime Minister, Mr Benjamin Netanyahu, will inaugurate the third edition of the on 16 January, 2017 at the in

Indian Prime Minister, Mr Modi, Foreign and ORF Mr will also be part of the inaugural session of this annual geo-political event, organised by the and (ORF).

will also deliver the Plenary Address on January 17. The theme of the this year is 'Managing Disruptive Transitions: Ideas, Institutions & Idioms'

The other ministers taking part in the three-day include and Industry Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Textiles and I & B Smriti Irani, for Civil Aviation Mr Jayant Sinha, Ministers of for External Affairs, Mr and (retired) V.K. Singh and for Housing and Urban Affairs Singh Puri.

The chiefs of Army and Navy, and will address the three-day Dialogue, along with Harry Harris, Commander, US Pacific Command, Chris Deverell, Joint Forces Commander, UK, Katsutoshi Kawano, of Staff, Joint Staff, Japan, and Tim Barrett, of Navy,

Ministerial delegations from many countries like Australia, Russia, Singapore, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, are attending this year's conference. The ministers include Australia's Minister for Defence Industry, Mr Christopher Pyne, Indonesia's Minister for Defence Mr Ryamizard Ryacudu, Bangladesh's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, Russia's Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Igor Morgulov, Singapore's Senior for Defence and Foreign affairs, Mr Maliki Osman, Poland's Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs, Marek Magierowski, Iran's Deputy Seyed Kazem Sajjadpour, Hungary's Minister of State for Security Policy and International Cooperation, Mr and Sri Lanka's State Minister of Foreign Affairs,

Former of Afghanistan, Mr Hamid Karzai, former of Canada, Mr and former of Sweden, Mr Carl Bildt, are among more than 150 speakers and over 550 delegates from around 90 countries who are participating in the Dialogue.

ORF Mr said the was born two years ago, 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 and of 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. It has today become a crucible for conversations and ideas that while located in can be owned by the world.

Stressing the diplomatic importance of the conference, Mr Joshi said "when the world is drifting to globalisation, protectionism, restrictive borders and predatory economics, Raisina 2018 once again seeks to find strength in our common future".

It convenes more than 500 speakers and delegates across as many as 50 topics to not just discuss the new fractures within our global order, but find the appropriate responses to these, Mr Joshi said.

The of and the Vice of ORF Mr said the Raisina Dialogue is India's attempt to reclaim its role as the hub of knowledge and ideas, as during the times of Nalanda, in the 21st century. He said this is Asia's largest forum with over 1800 participants, striving to make a leading force.

The Raising Dialogue has been fast growing in strength. In the inaugural Dialogue, 120 foreign delegates from 40 countries had participated. In the second, the strength went up to more than 250 foreign participants from 65 countries.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 19:30 IST