India has been mobilizing with the countries of the world for a long time to become a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.
Still, it is being banned. In this, countries like China and Pakistan are proving to be the main obstacles. Apart from India, countries like Japan, South Africa, and Brazil are also in line to become permanent members of the Security Council.
It is not good to not change the UN Security Council
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who arrived in the US on a ten-day visit, answered several questions, including changes in the structure of the United Nations Security Council. He has said that India’s inclusion as a permanent member of the UN Security Council is not only good for us but also not good for the global body. Its change is overdue. He insisted that he is working on it. He was replying to a question on how long it would take for India to become a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.
Jaishankar answered Arvind Panagariya’s questions
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Wednesday that I was serious when I said that I am working on it. Jaishankar was in conversation with Arvind Panagariya, Professor at Columbia University and former Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog, at the Raj Center of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
India is constantly trying to become a permanent member
India has been at the forefront of efforts to push for urgent pending reforms in the UN Security Council. He emphasized that he deserves to be included at the high table of the United Nations as a permanent member.
The UNSC currently has five permanent members. The five permanent members are Russia, Britain, China, France and the United States and these countries can veto any original resolution. In addition, the Security Council consists of 10 non-permanent member states, who are elected by the United Nations General Assembly for two-year terms. Over the past few years, there has been an ever-increasing demand to increase the number of permanent members to reflect the contemporary global reality.
India is hoping for a quick turnaround in the global institution
Jaishankar said that it is obviously a very difficult task because at the end of the day if you say what is the definition of our global order, 5 permanent members are a very important definition of the global order. So this is a very fundamental and very profound change that we are looking for.
The number of old, independent countries quadrupled by many standards of a global organization
The External Affairs Minister said that we believe that the change in the structure of the Security Council is overdue. The United Nations was created as a global institution 80 years ago after the Second World War. The organization created by people 80 years ago is a long time by any standard. The number of independent countries has quadrupled in that period. There are large parts of the world that have been left out.
It is not good to not include the world’s most populous country in the global body
He said that in a few years India will become the third largest economy in the world. It will be the most populous society in the world. Jaishankar said that if such a country is not in the major global councils, then obviously it is not good for us, but I would also insist that it is not good for the global council.
He said that I believe that with every passing year I feel there is more and more support for India in the world. Today we preserve the trust and confidence of a large part of the world. I don’t want to compare it to the current P5, but I will at least say that a lot of countries probably think we speak for them with a high degree of empathy and precision. This has also been seen during the Corona epidemic and Ukraine war when all the countries of the world expected India’s help and stand.
At present, India is a non-permanent member of the Security Council.
India is currently an elected non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Meanwhile, he is halfway through the second year of his two-year term.
India’s term in the Security Council will end in December when the country will serve as the president of the powerful United Nations for this month. Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday tweeted that he enjoyed the interactive people-to-people discussion at Columbia University. S Jaishankar tweeted that an independent discussion on India and its relations with the world: past, present and future.