Donald Trump supports India’s permanent membership of UNSC

India has been making diplomatic efforts to ensure expansion of the permanent as well as non-permanent membership of the UNSC

By: PTI | Washington | Published: June 27, 2017 3:59 pm
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US President Donald Trump today supported India’s bid for a permanent seat in a reformed UN Security Council and in other multilateral institutions like the Nuclear Suppliers Group.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who met President Trump at the White House, thanked him for the support.

“President Trump reaffirmed the support of the United States for India’s permanent membership on a reformed UN Security Council,” said a joint India-US statement after the meeting between Modi and Trump.

“As global non-proliferation partners, the United States expressed strong support for India’s early membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the Wassenaar Arrangement, and the Australia Group,” the joint statement said.

Modi said, “We’re extremely grateful for the continued support of the United States for India’s membership of international institutions and regimes. We truly appreciate the support because this is also in the interest of both our nations”.

India has been making diplomatic efforts to ensure expansion of the permanent as well as non-permanent membership of the UNSC.

China objects to India’s membership bid in the NSG — a 48-member elite group which controls the nuclear trade — and says there is no change in its stance on the admission of non-NPT states into the grouping. India is not a signatory to the NPT.

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    Raj Parwani
    Jun 28, 2017 at 1:10 am
    US is supporting it for a long time but it doesn't matter cause it's China that is blocking it and the way current Indian government moving towards USA it's not far that Russia is going to block it too. India used to play a balanced role between Russia and USA and used to reap the benefit of being on everybody's wish list but the gradual shift in foreign policy tilting towards US is counter productive for Indi's long term role as an Asian giant, India is failing to recognize that the balance of global power is shifting towards China, instead of putting it weight in US lap and going against it's emerging neighbours India should be part of OBOR and regional block cause putting your bat on loosing horse is not wise and counter productive.