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India want a permanent membership to the UNSC for two reasons.
There is no time to sit back and rejoice. The uphill task has just begun. Now, with a text in front of the UNGA, the challenge is to take it forward with optimism.
Published with inputs from Arun
India’s contribution for UN Peacekeeping is an oft-quoted argument for its UNSC seat. It can be backed with this official data.
Note the India’s position on entry to UNSC. The issue has been in news for a long time and there is nothing substantially new in it. However, these reforms are unlikely to come about since increasing the UNSC permanent members would result in the existing members becoming less powerful. Also, whenever you see this UN G-4 grouping also keep in mind the organisation explained below.
Uniting for Consensus (UfC) is a movement, nicknamed the Coffee Club, that developed in the 1990s in opposition to the possible expansion of permanent seats in the United Nations Security Council. Under the leadership of Italy, it aims to counter the bids for permanent seats proposed by G4 nations (Brazil, Germany, India, and Japan) and is calling for a consensus before any decision is reached on the form and size of the Security Council.
Significantly, Pakistan is also a member of it.
Reiterating support for India’s quest to enter the elite club, Power said, “Let me affirm that we support a reformed UN Security Council that includes India as a permanent member.”
Why is it important to become a permanent member of Security council?
India has 2 major expectations from China (among other things):
How imp. is it for India to join UNSC? Who is not in our favour?