India has been pushing diplomatic efforts to expand and reform the UNSC, with the addition of permanent as well as non-permanent members and the US, which supports India being given membership at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), is likely to raise the issue of New Delhi’s membership of the world body.
Replying to a specific media question on whether the US plans to raise this issue at the UN, a US state department spokeswoman said she “believed” the US might to do so via its UN ambassador Nikki Haley still she needs to recheck the information.
Donald Trump supported India’s bid for a permanent seat in a reformed UNSC and in other multilateral institutions like the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) when PM Modi visited the US in June. In addition to the US, many others, including Russia, the Netherlands and Turkey, support India’s entry into the UNSC.
Russia also reaffirmed its support for India’s membership to the NSG and other nonproliferation regimes whereas China objects to India’s membership bid in the NSG a 48-member elite group which controls the nuclear trade.