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Starting this thread to track developments over India's candidacy for a permanent seat of UNSC or at least a more influential position, and why India deserves a permanent seat, to make real world function properly.
UNSC must get new members watching how power has shifted since WW2 and India is definitely in top of the league of those new candidates.
 
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India as of now represents nearly 17% population of world and one out of every six people is an Indian, living in a country with 7th largest area.
India is moreover third largest contributor to United Nation's peacekeeping missions.

For military, India possesses fifth largest Navy (in terms of total displacement), fourth largest Air Force and Third largest army in the world. India has world's sixth largest defense budget.
India became the first country to do a nuclear test in 1974 after signing of CTBT in 1967 which restricted any country from possessing nuclear weapons except permanent members of UNSC. So, India actually thrashed a useless law to create monopoly of few countries.:india2:
A group NSG was formed for nuclear trade to deprive India but the same country got the waivers for nuclear trade in 2008 from NSG and then, got support of all members (except one) to get the membership of the same group.:biggrin2:
Just after P5, India became sixth country to make ballistic missile nuclear submarines, fifth nation to build a 40,000 tonnes aircraft carrier, sixth nation to possess an ICBM.
Moreover, India has further plans to build 9 more nuclear subs(3 more Arihant and 6 follow on), a supercarrier possibly nuclear carrier, a 10000km range ICBM(Agni 6), hypersonic vehicles(HSTDV and BrahMos 2), fifth generation fighters.

India is also going to induct laser weapons systems in next 10 years.
In 1998, India attempted to explode a thermonuclear device. Though only partial success, India has got way more expertise in nuclear tech through civilian sector.
India is still beefing up it's military capabilities fast.
India's defense exports have been doubled from $150 millions to $330 millions last year and is targeted for $2 billions by 2017.
If succeeded, India will not only be one of the largest exporters of weapons, but will itself be fulfilling it's 70% military requirements from homegrown sources in 4-5 years.


Economically, India is world's 7th largest economy in Nominal and 3rd largest economy in terms PPP GDP.
With a growth rate of 7.9% in last quarter, India retained it's tag of fastest growing large in the world and is likely to become 3rd largest economy in terms of Nominal GDP before 2030. Given a large economy, it will undoubtedly have a larger defense budget.
 
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India hits out at functioning of UNSC's sanctions committees

India has hit out at the functioning of Security Council's sanctions committees, saying it reflects "very short term narrow priorities" of "some" nations, months after China scuttled its bid to get JeM chief Masood Azhar designated as a terrorist by the UN.
Counsellor in India's Permanent Mission to the UN Abhishek Singh said at the UN that several measures, including Security Council counter-terrorism resolutions, seek to address the threat of international terrorism.
"The issue, however, is less of technical fine-tuning and more of mobilising a collective political will that reflects the oft-quoted 'zero tolerance' to terrorism and gives full implementation to even the measures envisaged under such frameworks," Singh said at an open briefing of the Counter- Terrorism Committee on foreign terrorist fighters yesterday.
"This is reflected in the continuing lack of agreement to finalise a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism that would send a strong message of a united international community. This is also reflected in the way the Sanctions Committees function reflecting very short term narrow priorities on part of some," he said.
Singh pointed out that a Security Council report issued in December last year noted a "pattern" of terrorist attacks in the context of India "that began to emerge more than two decades ago and shows no signs of abatement".
The report further noted that, "India continues to be among the world's most consistently targeted states" and that "since the 1990s, it has endured multiple terrorist attacks linked to individuals who have trained or fought with al- Qaeda associates in Pakistan and Afghanistan".
"While in India we have continued to improve our capacities to deal with and counter such terrorist attacks on our territory, where the involvement of foreign terrorist fighters has been repeatedly clearly established, we have found only limited international cooperation forthcoming to address this challenge," Singh said.
Outlining the measures taken in India to counter terrorism, he said the steps include proscribing various entities and individuals who have been involved in acts of terrorism, including the designation of ISIS.
"It is now being increasingly recognised that this is a challenge that concerns us all and that no country is immune to this threat. Foreign Terrorist Fighters from almost 100 countries are believed to be mobilised by ISIL. While there have been isolated instances of effective international cooperation involving a few or a group of countries, a much larger scale of collective effort is necessary," he argued.
Singh asserted that the "non-local" nature of terrorism, as reflected most clearly in the growing phenomenon of foreign terrorist fighters, means that no single country, acting alone, has the capacity to deal with this problem effectively.
Previously, India has slammed the UN sanctions committee for taking a "selective approach" in tackling terrorism when a technical hold was put on its application to include the name of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Azhar on the committee's list of designated terrorists.
 

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China is the elephant in the room. They will do their darnedest to veto India's entry as a permanent member of the UNSC. They need to be kicked out seeing their outrageous behavior in the South China Sea and their attitude to the various conventions and laws. Instead of setting an example of how a matured nation should conduct itself more so being a permanent of the SC, they're behaving like a banana republic gone berserk.

China should be thrown out and India should take its place, though that is easier said than done!!
 
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India has one of the largest Space Agencies and one of the most active space program in the world.
India has successfully launched an orbiter to Moon in 2008 making it sixth Nation/Supernational Body to do so, conducted a controlled impact on surface of Moon and successfully launched an orbiter to Mars in 2013(placed in orbit in 2014), making it 4th Nation/Supernational Body to do so.
India placed record 20 satellites in a single launch in orbit in July 2016 making it to launch 3rd highest number of satellites after United States and Russian Federation(People's Republic of China has same number).
To further strengthen bid, India is going to double it's payload capacity by end of 2016 and double/triple it's launch frequency in few years.
India launched a dedicated observatory called Astrosat in September and 2015 and is going to place a Solar Observatory called Aditya on Lagrangian Point 1 in 2019 to study sun.
India is further landing a rover on Moon in 2017 and on Mars in 2020.
India is going to conduct it's third and fourth Lunar Missions in next decade which could be nuclear powered. India is going to send humans in space by 2021 and studying missions to Venus and Jupiter. India is further developing a new generation of launchers called ULV to replace current fleet and studying heavy lift launch vehicles(and possibly super heavy for a long term). India's CartoSat-2C has a resolution of 0.6 m and is going introduce a new series GISAT in 2017 or 18.
In field of Science and tech, India is setting up a neutrino detector called INO which will boast of world's largest magnet (nearly 4 times bigger than magnet in CERN).
India ranked 13th in world science ranking for publishing nature articles and ranked 11th in USTPO patents 2015 by filing 3400+ patents.
Even after taking ratio of population, it's too high for a third world country.
India has Asia's largest telescope in Nainital and is collaborating for a giant 30 meter telescope with United States, Russian Federation, People's Republic of China and Japan. India has one of the fastest growing medical tourism industry in the world.
India is also collaborating with United States for developing an alternative for nuclear energy by names of PIP-2(from US) / HISPA(from India).
 
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Among the G4,
India has support of highest number of countries.

Countries that explicitly and openly support India for UNSC permanent seat.
India

Support by UN Members (includes support by African Union members)

Conditional support (China)

Support by UN Observers (African Union)

India's bid for a permanent seat UNSC has been supported by:
  1. Armenia
  2. Australia
  3. Bahamas
  4. Bangladesh
  5. Belarus
  6. Belgium
  7. Belize
  8. Benin
  9. Bolivia
  10. Brunei
  11. Bulgaria
  12. Cambodia
  13. Chile
  14. Cuba
  15. Croatia
  16. Cyprus
  17. Czech Republic
  18. Denmark
  19. Dominican Republic
  20. Ethiopia
  21. Finland
  22. Ghana
  23. Guyana
  24. Hungary
  25. Iceland
  26. Israel
  27. Jamaica
  28. Laos
  29. Lesotho
  30. Liberia
  31. Libya
  32. Kazakhstan
  33. Kyrgyzstan
  34. Malawi
  35. Malaysia
  36. Maldives
  37. Micronesia
  38. Mongolia
  39. Morocco
  40. Myanmar
  41. Nigeria Norway
  42. Oman
  43. Palau
  44. Peru
  45. Poland
  46. Portugal
  47. Romania
  48. Rwanda
  49. Qatar
  50. Senegal
  51. Singapore
  52. Slovakia
  53. Suriname
  54. Swaziland
  55. Sweden
  56. Syria
  57. Tajikistan
  58. Tanzania
  59. Trinidad and Tobago
  60. Tuvalu
  61. Ukraine
  62. UAE
  63. Uzbekistan
  64. Vietnam
  65. Zambia
As a G4 member, we have support of Brazil, Germany and Japan also.
African Union as whole supernational body supports our bid.
4 out of 5 members convinced to support India (two of them backstabbed).
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/repor...pose-un-security-council-reform-talks-2113561
 
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Well, I created this thread to counter Martian's thread
http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/...ouncil-permanent-veto-constrains-china.76947/
I know, better title could be
Why India deserves a Permanent Seat in United Nations Security Council
But as of my nature, I am using this one thread to collect all info about affairs related to India and UNSC and updates of India's UNSC bid instead of creating new topics for everything.
And I've even started in my post no. 1188891.
China is the elephant in the room. They will do their darnedest to veto India's entry as a permanent member of the UNSC. They need to be kicked out seeing their outrageous behavior in the South China Sea and their attitude to the various conventions and laws. Instead of setting an example of how a matured nation should conduct itself more so being a permanent of the SC, they're behaving like a banana republic gone berserk.

China should be thrown out and India should take its place, though that is easier said than done!!
This gonna be a little complex.
Code doesn't even mentions word "veto" literally.

For passing a resolution, support of a sanctioned numbers of non UNSC members country and all permanent UNSC members is necessary.

Well, even if veto power is struck, even then, it is positive for India.
We may not be getting veto power but we can compete equally on international politics in that case.

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OT: Well @Indx TechStyle There is some interesting development in Nepal and India. Three Cheeni Xinhua joulnalist(to make its easier for cheecheebots) have been expelled and Xinhua is reportedly lobbying to get them reprieve. They have been expelled for actvities beyond their brief(read Nepal). And in neighboring Nepal, Oli has also been dethroned. Thats a double whammy for China. Kindly do the honor of opening a new thread on the same, lets track the developments there. ;)
 
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India's Security Council permanent seat hope receives setback
United Nations, July 28: India's hopes for a permanent seat on the Security Council were dampened as the General Assembly decided to push further negotiations on reforms to the next session after discussions this year failed to make headway.
The Assembly on Wednesday (July 27) unanimously approved the decision to roll over further action and to set up an "open-ended working group" on Council reforms.

"It is unfortunate that the 70th anniversary of the United Nations was not able to build up momentum with a view to reaching an agreement on this important item of the agenda of the General Assembly," India and its reforms allies, Brazil, Japan and Germany, said in a joint statement.
Speaking on behalf of the four nations, Brazil's Permanent Antonio Patriota told the Assembly: "The longer we postpone a decision on the reform of the Security Council, the greater discredit brought upon the United Nations in its core function of promoting peace and security."
The four countries jointly work for expanding the Council's permanent membership and mutually support each other for permanent seats and are known as G4.
After more than 20 years of stalling, the Council reform process gained momentum last year when a negotiating text was adopted by the General Assembly overcoming sustained opposition to it from a determined small group of countries like Pakistan and Italy.
The adoption of the text was a breakthrough as meaningful negotiations could not be held without such a document.
It had been expected that the momentum would continue and the reforms would be adopted in the current year, which marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the world body.
The negotiating text was created on the basis of a survey carried out by Courtenay Rattray of Jamaica, the previous chair of the Inter-Governmental Negotiations (IGN) on Council reform, and it was adopted by the Assembly due to the insistence of Sam Kutesa, the president of the last session of the Assembly.
Luxembourg's Permanent Representative Sylvie Lucas, who heads the IGN now, said the discussions held this year produced elements of convergence on two of the five issues -- the relationship between the Council and the General Assembly and the size of an enlarged Council and its working methods.
Most members supported increasing the total number of Council members from 15 to the mid-20s and for making the Council's working more transparent and involving non-member countries in its activities.
Patriota contested Lucas's contention that there was no "convergence" on the other three issues, the most crucial of which is expanding the permanent membership.
"We regret, however, that other important patterns on the remaining three clusters were not reflected as leading towards convergence," he said. "It is obvious to any observer that a growing majority of Member-States supports expansion of the Security Council in both categories (of permanent and non-permanent). Yet we failed to register such an evident and quantifiable convergence in writing.
"Member-States also argued that the issue of under-representation of developing countries in the current format of the Security Council should be addressed. Such a suggestion was not captured either," he added.
"We would have preferred to see Elements that reflected the positions of participants in a comprehensive manner."
In May, India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin told the negotiations that of the 122 countries that made written submissions for Rattray's survey, 113 - or more than 90 percent - supported expanding both categories of Council membership.
They include the 54 members of the African Union, 42 from the L.69, which is a group supporting reforms, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) members, the G4 and 21 others, in addition to two permanent members, Britain and France, he said.
The 13-member group known as Uniting for Consensus (UfC), which included Pakistan and is led by Italy, is opposed to adding permanent members.
The current 15-member Council has five permanent members with veto powers and none of them are from Africa or Latin America.
The UN began in 1945 with five permanent and six elected members on Security Council when the world population was 2.35 billion and the organisation had 51 member nations.
Four more non-permanent members were added in 1965 and there has been no further changes, except for replacing Taiwan with China as a permanent member in 1971.
Meanwhile, the wave of independence that followed the collapse of colonialism took UN's membership to 193 countries. The global population is now more than 7.3 billion.
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UNGA President-elect to discuss UNSC reforms with Indian leadership
Combating terrorism and implementation of the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will also be high on the agenda of these meetings.
BY: ANI | NEW DELHI |Published On:August 28, 2016 10:53 AM

United Nations General Assembly president-elect Ambassador Peter Thomson, who arrived in New Delhi on Saturday night, will hold discussions on United Nations Security Council reforms with the Indian leadership. India has been leading efforts for the early completion of long-pending reforms of the UN body.
Thomson will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj among others on Monday. Besides UNSC reforms, combating terrorism and implementation of the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be high on the agenda of these meetings.
In July, the 193-member General Assembly had rolled over discussions on reforming the world body’s top organ to its 71st session, which will be presided over by Thomson as its President.
 

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China is the elephant in the room. They will do their darnedest to veto India's entry as a permanent member of the UNSC. They need to be kicked out seeing their outrageous behavior in the South China Sea and their attitude to the various conventions and laws. Instead of setting an example of how a matured nation should conduct itself more so being a permanent of the SC, they're behaving like a banana republic gone berserk.

China should be thrown out and India should take its place, though that is easier said than done!!
Well, no matter what you say, Chinese is sitting inside the room while Indian is the one knocking the door.
 
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India’s UNSC bid complicated, will take time: US
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said the process of India’s UNSC bid is complicated and it will take time.
BY: ANI | NEW DELHI |Published On:August 31, 2016 5:33 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said the process of India’s UNSC bid is complicated and it will take time. “There is a way but it is complicated (India’s UNSC bid). We are working on it. We are in support of some of the reforms (in UN). But it is going to take a while and one has to work through that,” Kerry said while interacting with the students at the IIT, Delhi.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said India is looking to work closely with the US to secure membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and permanent membership of the UN Security Council.
“I thanked Secretary Kerry for his reiteration of continued US support to India’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group and permanent membership of the UN Security Council. We both agreed that India’s enhanced global role is in mutual interest,” she said at the joint press interaction during the second India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue.
Kerry, who is presently on a two-day visit to India, will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his official residence in New Delhi later on Wednesday.
 
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India, G4 partners reaffirm 'unwavering commitment' to UNSC reforms
(L-R) Chancellor José Serra, Finance Minister of Brazil; MOS for Foreign Affairs, MJ Akbar; Fumio Kishida, Finance Minister of Japan and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Finance Minister of Germany at G-4 meeting in New York on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)
UNITED NATIONS: The G4 nations, including India, at a meeting on the sidelines of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, have reaffirmed "unwavering commitment" to reforms in the UN Security Council (UNSC) reflecting the realities of the 21st century.
"The G4 Ministers underscored their unwavering commitment to a comprehensive reform of the Security Council which needs to take into account the geopolitical realities of the 21st century," a joint statement issued following the meeting on Friday said.
"More than 70 years after the founding of the UN, the Security Council also has to adapt in order to cope with the ever growing global challenges," the statement said.
"With a view to the manifold conflicts and humanitarian crises, a more representative, legitimate and effective Council is needed more than ever to guarantee peace and security worldwide."
The G4 nations -- India, Japan, Germany and Brazil -- are seeking permanent membership in the UNSC.
While Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar represented India in the meeting, Brazil was represented by its Foreign Minister Jose Serra, Germany by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and Japan by Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.
According to the statement, the ministers welcomed meetings of the Group of Friends on Security Council Reform, which brought together high-level representatives of member states from diverse regions aiming at pushing forward Security Council reforms.
"In this regard, they called upon all reform-oriented member states to join efforts and finally bring about meaningful reform," it said.
"The ministers expressed their support for equitable regional representation, underscoring the imperative for Africa's representation in both the permanent and non-permanent membership as well as adequate and continuing representation of small and medium sized member states, including the Small Island Developing States, in a reformed Security Council."
The four countries, according to the statement, reiterated their resolve to continue contributing to the fulfilment of the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and emphasized that they were "legitimate candidates for permanent membership and supported each other's aspirations".
All the four nations thanked the President of the 70th General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft of Denmark, for his efforts on UNSC in the inter-governmental negotiations (IGN).
"They also welcomed the expressions of flexibility made by numerous delegations during the past IGN session which resulted in the identification of areas of convergence in member states' positions on all issues related to the five clusters as identified by GA (General Assembly) Resolution 62/557 Security Council reform," the statement said.
The four nations, however, concluded that substantial progress was still limited and that efforts needed to be intensified to build further momentum and to arrive at real text-based negotiations.
"They pledged to continue to work towards a comprehensive Security Council reform in the framework of the IGN", the statement said.
"They expressed their full support to the President of the 71st UN General Assembly, trusting that he will support swift and substantive progress towards a meaningful reform of the Security Council," it stated.
"The ministers also briefly exchanged views on UN reforms to render the UN fit for the 21st century and discussed their expectations for the next Secretary General of the United Nations in this regard," it concluded.
 

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Must be noted that ever since MJ Akbar became MoS Foreign ministry, speeches have been eloquent. Earlier syed Akbaruddin also did a fine job.
 
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India’s alliance with Japan for UNSC hampering its chances

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NEW DELHI: Former Chinese Envoy to India has an advice for it – do not join hands with Japan if you want entry into the permanent members club of the UN Security Council (UNSC).
India and China did not leave on high notes after the conclusion of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit in Goa on October 15-16. For a long time Beijing, itself a permanent member of the UNSC has not been supportive of India’s bid to become a permanent member in a reflection of the changing world order.
Clarifying the position of China on the issue clear, Ambassador Sun Yuxi said: “We are trying to keep Japan out of UNSC. It is unfortunate India sits with Japan on this to seek UNSC reforms.” Yuxi has served as the Chinese Ambassador to India from 2005-2007 and later on became the Spokesperson of its Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
“We do not oppose India. If you approach separately we might change our position,” Yuxi said on Tuesday while participating in the BRICS Media Summit here. India has joined hands with Brazil, Japan, and Germany seeking expansion of the Security Council’s permanent membership and; support each other under the grouping of G-4. China has been opposing Japan’s candidature owing to historical reasons.
The UN has 193 members in the General Assembly and the Security Council has 15 members, who take decisions about the international peace and security. There are five permanent members of the Security Council- the UK, France, the US, China, and Russia- and they hold veto power. The G-4 has been seeking to reconfigure of the UNSC saying the present structure reflects the world order as it existed post-World War II. The membership was given not only on the basis of one’s economic clout but also based on whose side a country fought the war. The defeated nations were kept out of the permanent membership and India under the British rule did not stand a chance.
India has been claiming a permanent seat on the table leveraging it is a trillion dollar economy and status of South Asian power.
 
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Pakistan opposes creation of new permanent seats at UN Security Council
Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi on Monday said that Pakistan firmly opposes the creation of new permanent seats at Security Council.
Lodhi was addressing the General Assembly session on Security Council Reforms. She termed the creation of new permanent seats “the antithesis of principles enshrined in the UN Charter”.
She, however, said that “Pakistan supports expansion of non-permanent seats in the Security Council to make it more democratic, accountable, transparent and effective”.
The Pakistan’s envoy went on to say that the current long deadlock in Security Council reform process was due to a handful of states seeking to “promote a self arrogated right to an unequal status”.
She conveyed Pakistan's stance that, "Adding more permanent seats to Security Council will only serve to satisfy the hunger for power and privilege of a few and not address issue of representation."
Earlier in June, Pakistan had questioned how adding new permanent seats to the 15-member body could enhance its representativeness and effectiveness.
Speaking in the Intergovernmental Negotiations on Security Council Reform, Maleeha Lodhi said no cogent answer has ever been given to how the move would make the Security Council more representative.
Adding new permanent members would in fact have the opposite effect, the Pakistani envoy had said.
She has repeatedly said that "the Council needed to be expanded in the category of elected seats, i.e., the non-permanent seats".
Saley apni seat ke liye apply toh karte nahin, hamari membership se hamesha problem. Be it NSG or UNSC. Clearly visible, who's obsessed with whom.:facepalm:
 

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Pakistan opposes creation of new permanent seats at UN Security Council









Saley apni seat ke liye apply toh karte nahin, hamari membership se hamesha problem. Be it NSG or UNSC. Clearly visible, who's obsessed with whom.:facepalm:
Well nobody listen their Bullshit.
But it's logical for small countries to support more non permanent seats as that will provide them with more chances to get elected.

We will have to undermine UNSC to the point that they either get us in or dismantle it all together :devil:
 
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India slams UNSC for taking months to consider Masood Azhar issue

UNITED NATIONS: India has strongly criticised the Security Council for taking months to consider sanctioning leaders of groups it has itself designated as terror entities, in an obvious reference to the "technical hold" on India's bid to get JeM chief Masood Azhar banned by the UN.
Asserting that the Security Council is stuck in its own "time warp and politics", India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin yesterday slammed the Council's inability to sanction the leaders of terrorist organisations.
"While our collective conscience is ravaged everyday by terrorists in some region or another, the Security Council gives itself nine months to consider whether to sanction leaders of organisations it has itself designated as terrorist entities," Akbaruddin said at a session on equitable representation and increase in the membership of the Security Council here.
Earlier this year, China had extended the "technical hold" on India's move to get Azhar designated as a terrorist by the UN. The six-month validity of the technical hold lapsed in late September and China sought another three-month extension on India's bid.
He lamented that the snail-paced and "never-ending carousel of discussions" on United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reforms, saying "it is time to break the impasse" to urgently reform the body that is "unresponsive" to the current global situation.
The inability to respond to humanitarian situations, terrorist threats and peacekeeping vulnerabilities during this year itself are part of the price that is being paid for the international community's lack of progress on the critical matter, he noted.
"On issues pivotal to international security such as Syria, there is inaction, and on other situations like dealing with the peacekeeping crisis in South Sudan we see fragmented action which is not implemented even months after being agreed upon," Akbaruddin said.
"The Security Council, stuck in its own time warp and politics, can only be described as working randomly on the basis of a mix of ad-hocism, scrambling and political paralysis. Need one say more about the urgency of the need for reform of this relic which has long been unresponsive to the needs of our time," he said.
Akbaruddin said the never-ending carousel of discussions on UNSC reforms leaves many in the international community perplexed as the crucial reform of the Security Council has been delayed despite both its importance and its urgency.
He pointed out that the Council's global governance structure does not cease to surprise the international community with its persistent inability to even effectively engage with the tasks at hand.
 
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Many U.N. member states back India’s bid for permanent seat
U.K.’s Permanent Representative to the U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft had at the November 7 session of the world body said that Britain believed in a modest expansion in the permanent and non-permanent categories, making a case for India alongside Brazil, Germany and Japan. He also favoured permanent African representation. | REUTERS
Supporters include U.K., France; overwhelming sense that UNSC must reflect emergence of new global powers.

India’s bid for a permanent seat in a reformed United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has received a strong support from many member states of the world body, including the United Kingdom and France, which emphasised that the U.N.’s top unit must reflect the emergence of new global powers.
More than 50 speakers shared their suggestions, perspectives and concerns over reform of the 15-nation UNSC during a General Assembly session here last week.
Ditto with Brazil, Germany, Japan
“Many favoured bolstering representation for such emerging powers as Brazil, Germany, India and Japan. While some spotlighted the progress made in recent years through the intergovernmental negotiations on Security Council reform process, others voiced deep frustration that more had not yet been achieved,” a summary of the November 7 meeting posted on the U.N. website said.
Among the large number of nations supporting a permanent seat for India and other emerging powers like Brazil and Germany were two veto-wielding permanent members of the Council — the United Kingdom and France.
U.K.’s Permanent Representative to the U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said at the session that Britain believed in a modest expansion in the permanent and non-permanent categories. The increase in membership should be such that it balanced representation with effectiveness.
Mr. Rycroft reiterated his country’s support for permanent seats for Brazil, Germany, India and Japan, alongside permanent African representation.
May discussed it with Modi
Referring to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to India last week, her first bilateral trip outside Europe since taking office, Mr. Rycroft said she discussed “that very issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”
“Our support is steadfast, and I look forward to working through all available avenues to reach the more representative and more effective Council that we seek,” he said.
France’s Deputy Permanent Representative Alexis Lamek said his country wished to see the Council reflect the emergence of new world powers, for which it supported the candidacies of Germany, Brazil, India and Japan and the increased representation of African countries in both the permanent and non-permanent membership.
‘No veto for mass atrocities’
The five permanent members should also refrain from using the veto in cases of mass atrocities, a commitment that France had already made, Mr. Lamek said.
German ambassador to the U.N. Harald Braun, speaking on behalf of the G4 Group of Brazil, India, Japan and Germany, said Council reform was an urgent matter, saying the Council must be rendered fit-for-purpose in order to face the current global challenges of peace and security. He added that all regions must be adequately represented to ensure legitimacy and effectiveness.
Akbaruddin slams Council
During the session, India’s Ambassador to the U.N. Syed Akbaruddin, in a stinging criticism of the Security Council, had said that the 15-nation body is “stuck in its own time warp and politics.”
He had also lamented the “never-ending carousel of discussions” on UNSC reforms saying “it is time to break the impasse” to urgently reform the U.N. body that “is unresponsive” to the current global situation.
 

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