Consider the following statements:

  1. "Shangri-La Dialogue" is an annual conference of Buddhist countries.
  2. "Raisina Dialogue" aims at strategic issues and connectivity in Asia-Pacific region.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] Only 2

First statement is incorrect because "Shangri-La Dialogue" is held annually by an independent think tank, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), which is attended by defense ministers, permanent heads of ministries and military chiefs of 28 Asia-Pacific states. "Raisina Dialogue" is an Indian flagship to be hosted in March-2016 with a focus on strategic issues and connectivity in the Asia- Pacific region commensurating with its rising global profile. The dialogue is to be organised in collaboration with Delhi-based think tank Observer Research Foundation.

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