India-Armenia Dialogue at Raisina Dialogue 2024

An opening session on India-Armenia relations at the Raisina Dialogue, India’s premier geopolitical conference

New Delhi, India

February 21, 2024


On February 21 the Applied Policy Research Institute of Armenia (APRI Armenia), in cooperation with the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), co-hosted the India-Armenia Dialogue as one of the opening sessions of the 2024 Raisina Dialogue, India’s premier conference on geopolitics and strategic studies. The Raisina Dialogue is held annually in New Delhi as a joint initiative of ORF and the Ministry of External Affairs of India.

The India-Armenia dialogue was opened by APRI Armenia President Lara Setrakian and Mr. Sunjoy Joshi, Chairman of ORF, followed by keynote remarks delivered by Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Narek Mkrtchyan.

After all opening remarks, the dialogue turned to two panels. In the first panel, entitled “India-Armenia Geostrategic Cooperation: From Security to Defence,” panelists spoke about the geopolitical situation in the South Caucasus and the implications of the India-Armenia relationship in defense and diplomacy.

The panel included:

Moderator: Lara Setrakian, President, APRI Armenia

The India-Armenia Dialogue also featured a panel entitled “Platforming a New Geoeconomics: Technology, Energy, Connectivity.” Speakers from the private sector and academia discussed collaboration opportunities in technology and artificial intelligence, renewable energy, trade, infrastructure, and digital transformation.

The panel included:

Moderator: Shairee Malhotra, Europe Fellow, Observer Research Foundation

This was APRI Armenia’s second year co-hosting the India-Armenia Dialogue with ORF. 

Read more about the highlights and outcome of the conference here.

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