India has advocated permanent membership in the UN Security Council
India advocates its inclusion as a permanent member of the UN Security Council. The country intends to raise the issue of reform of this body. This was stated by Indian Foreign Minister Subramaniam Jaishankar to Izvestia in the margins of the UN General Assembly.
“Yes, of course, we will raise this issue, we want reforms and the inclusion of India in the Security Council,” the minister clarified.
Until the end of this year, New Delhi is one of the ten non-permanent members of the UN Security Council, according to the vote of the General Assembly. They have no veto power.
In 2010, during a visit to India, Russian President Vladimir Putin also proposed the inclusion of the country among the permanent members of the Security Council. He repeated this statement in December 2021 during talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The idea was also supported by former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. President Barack Obama.
The proposal to expand the Security Council had previously been proposed by the leaders of Turkey, the U.S., Germany and France.