How long will India last from the UN decision-making body?

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 75th UN General Assembly on Saturday evening via video link

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a more significant strong pitch in the UN Security Council – for India, the highest decision-making body of the global body, “When should we wait? When will India be saved?” Is the UN far removed from the decision-making process?

“We did not bother the world when we were weak. We did not become a burden to the world when we were strong. When should we wait? India has sent troops to the UN to maintain peace. It has lost the most troops.” The Prime Minister said in a strong opening speech.

“The ideas of the United Nations and the core principles of India are similar. Vasudev family (The world is a family) resonated many times in the UN halls. India has always thought about world welfare, he said.

Addressing the General Assembly in a pre-recorded speech, Prime Minister Modi reminded the UN that while 130 crore Indians still believe in its ideals, the global body needs to adapt and change to remain relevant in the current era.

“Reform is needed at the United Nations and India is waiting for that to happen,” he said.

The Security Council (UNSC) is the UN’s top decision – making body, the only body that can legally make decisions, such as imposing sanctions. It has five permanent members – the US, UK, China, Russia and France – each with a veto.

India has previously served as a non-permanent and elected member seven times Re-elected for two years With Ireland, Mexico and Norway in June (the term begins January 1, 2021).

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Prime Minister Modi tweeted about India’s electionThank you so much for your support (From) Global Community for India Membership of the UN Security Council “.

However, India has long sought a definite role and modernized the existing system.

The government said last week According to the “high priority” to get a permanent seat At UNSC “Reflecting Contemporary Global Realities”.

Four out of five permanent members, including the United States, have supported India. In February, President Donald Trump said he was committed to working with India to strengthen and reform the UN.

However, “there is only one faction in the UN that supports expansion,” Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan told parliament, hiding China.

After India’s re-election as a non-permanent member, China has said it wants to increase cooperation With all parties but did not comment on the drive for a permanent seat.

On Wednesday, the grouping committees of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) expressed frustration over the slow pace of reforms. Major Global Body.

In a joint statement, the three countries called for accelerating UNSC reform. Failure to do so could have serious consequences for international peace and security.

In addition to pitching to a permanent seat on the Security Council, the Prime Minister said in his speech today India will help the world fight the corona virus pandemic.

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“As the largest producer of the vaccine today, I want to give another assurance to the global community,” he said, adding that “India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all human beings cope with this crisis.”

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