The Indo-German 1.5 Track Dialogue was launched in the context of the intergovernmental consultations in Delhi in 2019. The exchange of think-tanks and diplomats is envisioned to become a pillar of the bilateral relations between both countries.
For the 2020 meeting, the partners on the German side are the Bertelsmann Stiftung, the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) and the German Federal Foreign Office. The Indian partner institutions are the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) and the Ministry of External Affairs of India.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Indo-German 1.5 Track Dialogue will have to take place as a digital format (via Webex). Each session will be opened by two short inputs followed by discussion.