Speech at June 2018 event "eagerly anticipated".


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“The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is delighted that Prime Minister Modi has accepted the IISS’s invitation to open to the 17th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue on 1 June 2018, as announced by Singapore’s PM, Lee Esien Loong, in his speech at yesterday’s closing ceremony for the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila.

The IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, organised and convened by the IISS in Singapore annually since 2002, is the region’s premier defence summit, bringing together defence ministers, military chiefs and top-ranking defence officials from across the Asia-Pacific and other countries vitally concerned with the region’s security.

Tim Huxley, Executive Director of IISS-Asia, commented:

“We are very pleased that Prime Minister Modi will speak at the Shangri-La Dialogue next year. The decision of India’s Prime Minister to speak to defence and security leaders from across the Asia-Pacific region underlines the importance of India’s ‘Act East’ policy. We know Prime Minister Modi’s speech will be eagerly anticipated in the region.”



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The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is a world-leading authority on global security, political risk and military conflict. Founded in 1958, the IISS promotes the development of sound policies that further global peace and security, and maintain 'civilised' international relations. The IISS is renowned for its extensive global research and publications including its annual assessment of the world’s armed forces (The Military Balance) and active armed conflicts (The Armed Conflict Survey and Armed Conflict Database), its leading annual assessment of global affairs, Strategic Survey: The Annual Review of World Affairs and seminal work on nuclear deterrence and arms control, as well as emerging geopolitical and geo-economic trends. The IISS is also renowned for its security summits, including the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue (The Asian Regional Security Summit) and IISS Manama Dialogue (The Middle East Regional Security Summit). The IISS has offices in London, Washington DC, Bahrain and Singapore.