India’s claim for permanent membership in UNSC is strong, America said – reform is necessary


Washington. India’s claim to get permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has gained further strength. Tesla chief Elon Musk had advocated for India’s permanent membership in the UNSC a few months ago. He had clearly said that India not being a permanent member of the Security Council is absurd. Now America has also supported Musk. America has supported the demand for reform in the United Nations. It also said that Washington also wants reform in the UN so that it can present the correct picture of the 21st century.

US State Department Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel said that the US has offered support for reform of UN institutions, including the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). When asked about Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s statement about India’s lack of a permanent seat in the UNSC, Vedant Patel said, ‘The President has spoken about this earlier in his remarks at the UN General Assembly and the Secretary has also spoken about it. We certainly support reforms in other UN institutions, including the Security Council, to make it reflect the 21st century world in which we live. I do not have any specific information to tell about what those steps are. But, of course we accept it. Reform is needed, but I will leave it here for now.’

The world’s richest man said- Make India a permanent member of UNSC, reprimanded powerful countries

What did Elon Musk say?
In January this year, Elon Musk had called India not getting a permanent seat in the UNSC ‘absurd’. He said that countries that have more power than they need do not want to give it up. In a post on X, Musk said, ‘At some point the UN bodies need to be amended. The problem is that those who have excess power do not want to give it up. India does not have permanent membership of the Security Council, while India is the most populous country on earth. This is absurd. Africa should also collectively get a permanent seat.’

India has been demanding for a long time
India has long been seeking a permanent seat in the Security Council to better represent the interests of the developing world. The country’s quest has gained momentum with the support of the international community. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is composed of 15 member countries, including 5 permanent members with veto power and 10 non-permanent members elected for a two-year term. The five permanent members of the UNSC include China, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, and the United States.

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