Washington. Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla made a big statement on Friday regarding India’s claim of a permanent seat in the UN. He said that US President Joe Biden feels that India should get permanent membership in the Security Council.
On Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with Biden, Foreign Secretary Shringla said that our presidency of the United Nations Security Council was appreciated, especially on the issue of Afghanistan. President Joe Biden said that he thinks India should get a permanent seat in the UN Security Council.
Explain that India has been elected as a non-permanent member of the Council 7 times during the years 1950-1951, 1967-1968, 1972-1973, 1977-1978, 1984-1985, 1991-1992. Most recently in 2011–2012.
The UNSC consists of 15 members, of which 10 are temporary and 5 are permanent members. The 193-member UNSC annually elects five non-permanent members to the United Nations for two-year terms. In addition, the council has five permanent members – China, France, Russia, the UK and the US.
India’s praise on Afghanistan issue
Shringla said that India’s presidency in the UN Security Council in the bilateral meeting with the US President was especially appreciated for India’s move on the issue of Afghanistan. Biden said clearly that he feels that India should get permanent membership in the Security Council. PM Modi has invited President Joe Biden to visit India.
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