On 17 June, India is going to enter the UN Security Council as its temporary member. Election will be held on this day and India's election is almost certain. In fact, India has already secured support for the temporary seat of the Security Council by 55 countries of the Asia Pacific group a year ago. The upcoming election is merely a technical process.
This membership of India will be for the year 2021-22. The biggest thing is that in June last year, China and Pakistan were also included in the countries that supported this claim. While India's relations with these two countries are a bit strained at the moment, it will not make any difference to our situation.
However, this is not the first time that India will become a temporary member of the Security Council. Even before this, we have been temporary members of the Security Council seven times. Firstly in 1950-51 and lastly in 2011-12, we were temporary members of the Security Council. Will our membership this time be different from before? The answer is yes. Actually India is going to enter the Security Council this time with its new height. There are many reasons for this. By the time India is assuming its place as a provisional member of the UNSC, we will have participated in the G-7 Summit just before and will be moving towards becoming a permanent member of this most powerful organization in the world.
It is noteworthy that the G-7 summit is to be held in Washington from June 10 to 12. However, this conference will now be held through video conferencing. Its host country America has also invited India. It is a great honor for us. It is also a new type of global responsibility. After going through the Corona crisis, the equation of global politics and diplomacy will change completely.
Due to the way America has been affected by Corona, it can no longer bear the burden of being the world's single superpower on its shoulders alone. He needs a reliable friend whose shoulder he can support. America seems to be the most trusted friend of the new equations India is making in this matter. India has always been ready for this global obligation. While US President Donald Trump's chemistry with personal relations with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is well received, the US has also seriously recognized that the challenges of the future world are not possible to handle without a large consumer country like India. .
Indeed, India's stature has become quite important in international contexts over the years. Today we are the fifth economic power in the world on the basis of GDP and the third largest in the world on the basis of consumer strength and purchasing power. Therefore, the time has come when no one can ignore India. However, due to the Corona crisis, the entire world economy is facing a huge crisis. Despite this, the way India has called for self-sufficiency with a very big plan to get the economy out of this effect, it is not only the Indian economy, but also the world economy that needs to be redeveloped She is trying.
One thing is also that due to all the political and changed diplomatic equations, the balance of power of the world is being renewed. In such crucial times, being a member of an institution like the Security Council of India means a lot to us as well as to the countries on our side. Even if this membership is temporary. The world is going to permanently define terrorism in the coming days. Apart from this, the world will also give a shape to the economy which has been disturbed by the epidemic.
However, there will be some disadvantages of being a temporary member such that while holding this post, India will be unable to organize a meeting against China or bring a resolution against it, because then India and China will be part of the same institution. Therefore, a member cannot pass a resolution against another member of his own institution. But there will be many great benefits of staying in this post. After playing a big role in the world economy and becoming an important part of powerful organizations, it will become easier for India to get permanent membership of UN Security Council.
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