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- Government Said In Parliament Four Out Of Five Permanent Members Of The UN Security Council In Favor Of Including India In The Security Council
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The photo is from September 2014. At that time Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a speech in the United Nations General Assembly. India was elected as a temporary member of UNSC in July this year.- File Photo
- Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muralitharan said in Parliament on Monday that China also supported making India a permanent member of UNAC in 2015.
- India was elected as a temporary member of UNAC for the 8th time in 8 years in July this year, it will remain a temporary member for two years.
Four of the five permanent countries of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) have supported the granting of permanent seats to India. Minister of State for External Affairs V Muralitharan gave this information in Parliament on Monday. “India is more likely to get permanent membership when UNSC expands,” he said. However, he did not say about which countries have raised their voice in favor of India.
He said that during the visit of the Prime Minister of India to China in May 2015, China also supported the inclusion of India in the UNSC. In a joint statement issued at the time, it was said that China considers India's status in international affairs important on the basis of a developing nation. It supports India's involvement in the UN Security Council.
Total 15 countries in the Security Council
There are a total of 15 countries in the UNSC. It has five permanent members. These are America, Russia, France, Britain and China. 10 countries have been given temporary membership. Five temporary members are elected every year. The tenure of temporary members is two years. Permanent members of the council can veto any resolution. In view of the current situation in the world, there has been a strong demand for increasing the number of permanent countries in the UNSC. India, Brazil, South Africa and Japan are considered strong contenders for joining it. UNSC works to restore peace and security internationally.
India is now a temporary member of UNAC
India was elected as a temporary member of the United Nations Security Council for the 8th time in 8 years in July this year. 193 countries of the United Nations General Assembly took part in the voting. Of these 184 countries supported India. India is currently a temporary member of UNAC for two years. The purpose of choosing a temporary member in the Security Council is to maintain a regional balance there. Djibouti, India and Kenya have three candidates each for the two seats decided for Africa and Asia-Pacific countries.