Raisina Dialogue 2018, a three-day geo-political conference, with participants from 90 countries, began in New Delhi on Tuesday evening. The third edition of the conference is set to be inaugurated by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is in India for a six-day state visit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj are also a part of the inaugural session of the event.
The event jointly organised by the Ministry of External Affairs and Observer Research Foundation (ORF), will feature more than 150 speakers and 550 delegates.
The theme of the dialogue this year is ‘Managing Disruptive Transitions: Ideas, Institutions and Idioms’.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat and Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba will also address a session, along with Admiral Harry Harris, Commander, US Pacific Command, General Chris Deverell, Joint Forces Commander, UK, among others, said an official statement.
Former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai, former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harder and former Swedish prime minister Carl Bildt are also to attend the conference.
(With inputs from agencies)