US has given its nod for expansion in the United Nations Security Council, will India be able to become a permanent member of the UNSC?

US has given its nod for expansion in the United Nations Security Council, will India be able to become a permanent member of the UNSC?

The US said that it has agreed to increase the number of permanent and non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.

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Amid India’s emphasis on UN Security Council reform, the US said it supports building a consensus for the expansion of the UN Security Council for both permanent and non-permanent members. However, Washington says this should reduce the effectiveness or efficiency of the council and it should not change or expand the veto. Significantly, India has been demanding for a long time that the Security Council should be expanded. Many countries have also talked about making India its member.

When asked about India having the chairmanship of the United Nations Security Council for the month of August, State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters in his daily press conference on Thursday that the United States, including the chairmanship of the US Security Council, I attach importance to working with India. “We support a consensus for a modest expansion of the Security Council for both permanent and non-permanent members,” he said. Provided it does not reduce its efficacy or potential and does not alter or extend the veto.’

What did America say on making India a permanent member?

Does the Biden administration think that India should be a permanent member of the UN Security Council? To this, Price said, “We believe that the Security Council should be reformed in a way that is representative, effective and relevant to the interests of the United States and all member states of the United Nations.” We look forward to the opportunity to work closely with India in the context of the Security Council in the coming weeks.

Price said that India and the US share many common values ​​and common interests. “We certainly have a comprehensive strategic partnership with India that unites us at many levels,” he said. We look forward to working very closely with the Indian government in the context of the United Nations and the Security Council this month.

What is the number of permanent and non-permanent members?

Significantly, India has been a leader in efforts at the United Nations for the long-stagnant reform of the Security Council. He says that he should be given a place in the United Nations as a permanent member. The next session of the United Nations General Assembly will be held in September. There are currently five permanent and 10 non-permanent member states in the United Nations Security Council. These five permanent members are Russia, Britain, China, France and America and these countries can veto any resolution. There is a growing demand to increase the number of permanent members in the Security Council.

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