English_Master March 3, 2016 No Comments
INDIA’S CLAIM TO SECURITY COUNCIL OF UNITED NATIONS The permanent members were originally drawn from the victorious powers after World War 11, the Republic of China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In 1971, the People’s Republic of China was awarded the Republic of China’s seat in the UN by UN General Assembly Resolution 2758. In 1991, the Russian Federation acquired the seat originally held by the Soviet Union, including the Soviet Union’s former representation in the Security Council. There has been discussion for an increase in the number of permanent members. The countries who have made the strongest demands for permanent seats are Japan, Germany and India. Indeed, Japan and Germany are the UN’s second and third largest funders, respectively, while Germany and India are among some of the largest contributors of troops to UN mandated peace keeping missions. India’s claim is quite justified for permanent membership in the expanded UN Security Council as it is the world’s largest democracy, a rapidly growing economic power and a major contributor to the peace keeping operations. On any objective grounds, India is well qualified for permanent membership. In the past many decisions of the UNO were based on account of undue influence of the Western...
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