Reformed UNSC isn’t possible without India as a permanent member. Expand P5, not pontificate


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Ironically though, the joint statement welcomed India’s candidature for the “UNSC non-permanent seat in 2028-29.” Countries in the West, especially the US, a permanent member of the UNSC, sound extremely hollow when they pontificate on strengthening democracy and the fight against terrorism even as they keep India, one of the oldest members of the UN and the largest democracy, out of the high table consisting of P5, two of them not democracies. In September 2023, in the run-up to the culmination of India’s G20 presidentship, foreign minister S Jaishankar had indicated a positive response from the global democracies for India’s...