India Can Become Permanent UNSC Member if Biden elected as US President: Former American Diplomat

Democratic presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden, if elected to power in the November decisions, will help shape global bodies like the United Nations with the goal that India gets a permanent seat on the Security Council, a former American diplomat has said.

India has been pushing for changes of the United Nations, including the Security Council, expressing that its creation doesn’t mirror the current real factors and isn’t representive enough.

The UNSC has 15 members, including five permanent members — the US, the UK, France, Russia and China. China is the main permanent member from the UNSC which is against India’s consideration into the amazing gathering. Half of the 10 non-permanent members are elected each year for a two-year term. India, alongside Mexico and Ireland, has been recently elected a non-permanent member for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2021.

“There’s no question that under his (Biden) leadership, he would help shape international institutions like the UN to give India a (permanent) seat on the Security Council, he would fulfil its (India) status as a major defence partner,” former US Ambassador to India Richard Verma said on Saturday.

“He (Biden) would work together with India to keep our citizens collectively safe. That means standing up against cross-border terrorism and standing with India when its neighbours attempt to change the status quo,” he added.

Verma, an Indian-American who was US ambassador to India from 2014 to 2017, joined three other noticeable Indian-Americans to make a strong for the little however exceptionally compelling network to help and decision in favor of Biden in the US presidential elections.

The 77-year-old former US vice president is set to be officially nominated by the Democratic Party in August. He will challenge 74-year-old office holder President Donald Trump, a Republican in the November 3 presidential decisions.

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