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Conference of Global Intelligence Chiefs

  • 06 Mar 2023
  • 3 min read

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On March 1, India held the second conference of intelligence and security chiefs from 26 countries around the world.

  • The conference was held for the first time in April 2022, a day before the start of the Raisina Dialogue. It was addressed by the PM of India and National Security Advisor (NSA).

What is the Highlight of the Conference?

  • About: As part of Raisina Dialogue, the security conference is organised by the country’s external intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) and the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) that reports to NSA.
  • Objective: To discuss the ongoing geopolitical tensions, provided an opportunity for participants to exchange views on how to address this crisis and other geopolitical tensions. However, the meeting focused on the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
  • Nature of Meeting: It is modelled on the lines of the Munich Security Conference and Singapore’s Shangri-La Dialogue.
    • It was coincided with the G20 Foreign Ministers meeting and the Raisina Dialogue. India chairs both G20 and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in 2023.
    • While the U.S. was absent, intelligence chiefs from the U.K., France, Japan and Bahrain were among those present.

What is Raisina Dialogue?

  • The Raisina Dialogue is India’s premier conference on geopolitics and geoeconomics committed to addressing the most challenging issues facing the global community.
    • The conference is hosted by the Observer Research Foundation in partnership with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
  • In 2023, it seeks to capture the state of the world through its theme of "Provocation, Uncertainty, Turbulence: Lighthouse in the Tempest?"
  • The Dialogue is structured as a multi-stakeholder, cross-sectoral discussion, involving heads of state, cabinet ministers and local government officials, who are joined by thought leaders from the private sector, media and academia.

What is Observer Research Foundation?

  • It is an independent think tank based in New Delhi with three centres in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.
  • It seeks to lead and aid policy thinking towards building a strong and prosperous India in a fair and equitable world and helps discover and inform India’s choices. It carries Indian voices and ideas to forums shaping global debates.
  • It provides non-partisan, independent, well-researched analyses and inputs to diverse decision-makers in governments, business communities, and academia and civil society around the world.

Source: TH

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