Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: AFP
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: AFP

Benjamin Netanyahu to inaugurate Raisina Dialogue on Tuesday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will also be a part of the inaugural session of the Raisina Dialogue

New Delhi: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will inaugurate the third edition of the geo-political conference, Raisina Dialogue, in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will also be a part of the inaugural session of the Raisina Dialogue. More than 150 speakers are expected to speak at the three-day event that will see participation of over 550 delegates.

Netanyahu arrived in New Delhi on Sunday for a six-day India visit.

The event, jointly organized by the ministry of external affairs and Observer Research Foundation, will take place at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi, the organizers said in a statement. The theme of the dialogue this year is Managing Disruptive Transitions: Ideas, Institutions and Idioms, it said.

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat and Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba will also address a session, along with Admiral Harry Harris, commander of US Pacific Command and General Chris Deverell, joint forces commander of the UK armed forces, the statement said.

“Former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai, former prime minister of Canada Stephen Harder and former prime minister of Sweden Carl Bildt are among more than 150 speakers and over 550 delegates from around 90 countries who are participating in the dialogue," it said.

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