Raisina Dialogue 2022: MoS Muraleedharan Reminds Indians of the Country’s Successes

27 April, 2022 | Riya Girdhar

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April 25, the Raisina Dialogue's 7th Edition was launched. The Dialogue zwill take place in person over three days on April 25-27, 2022.

As the Raisina Dialogue 2022 gets underway, MoS MEA V Muraleedharan reminds Indians of the country’s accomplishments during difficult times.

On April 25, the Raisina Dialogue’s 7th Edition was launched. The Dialogue will take place in person over three days on April 25-27, 2022. The Raisina Dialogue is India’s flagship geopolitical and geoeconomic conference, held annually since 2016. It is co-organized by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF).

MoS MEA V Muraleedharan delivered the opening speech, emphasising the importance of foreign policies and the Azadi at 75 theme. He expressed his thoughts quoting “Gone are the days when the foreign policy was decided in boardrooms. Now, citizens in remote corners are interested in diplomatic developments. In India’s villages, mohallahs, and streets, issues of foreign policy are being debated. We have been able to offer the global to the local.”

He also said “The world is passing through one of the biggest health and economic crises of the modern times. We have been facing unprecedented challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic. India, today, is at the forefront of the global fight against the pandemic, including through our successful indigenous vaccine programmes that benefited the entire world. India’s guiding principle of Vasudaiva Kutumbakam has only strengthened its innate globalism. Even at the height of the Covid crisis, India never shied away from its regional and global responsibilities. Our Atamanirbhar Bharat vision is geared towards strengthening domestic resilience and reducing external dependence in critical sectors.”

The Minister of State for the Middle East and Africa (MoS MEA) also stated that  “our Prime Minister sent 4 Ministers to Ukraine’s bordering countries – to oversee the evacuation of Indians – under Operation Ganga. That reiterated our commitment to our citizens, to ensure the safety and security of Indians in any corner of the world. It underlined a whole-of-government approach. Operations Ganga and Vande Bharat are testimonies for Indians in distress abroad, who know they can count on their Government.”