NEW DELHI, April 07 (SABAH): Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj has claimed that India will become permanent member of United Nations (UN) Security Council.
Sushma Swaraj was expressing these views while talking to media. She said that India expects that the new members would have the same rights, including the veto power, as the existing permanent members.
Swaraj said India has all the credentials to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council and four permanent members, US, UK, France and Russia have all extended support. The fifth member, China, has also “not publicly opposed it”, the External Affairs minister said. “I am confident that if not this time, then next time, India would become a permanent member of the UN Security Council,” she said.
At present, USA and UK are opposing the enhancing of strength of permanent members of UN Security Council. USA, UK, China, France and Russia are the permanent members of the UN Security Council and they have the veto power to veto the decisions of the council as well.
The protection of world peace and security is an important responsibility of the Security Council; however, the Security Council has become a field of confrontation because of the veto power of the super powers.