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India working on improved strategy for UNSC seat

delhi Updated: Apr 08, 2007 21:55 IST
Ajay Kaul

In a bid to push stronger for permanent membership of UN Security Council, India along with three other members of G-4 (group of four) are working on an improved strategy, involving modification of a resolution to be introduced at the world body.

The G-4, which also includes Brazil, Germany and Japan, is redrafting the resolution with an intention of mustering maximum support for their candidates for permanent seat in the powerful organisation.

The rejuvenated effort came with Japan recently showing active interest again in the joint endeavour after remaining lukewarm for about a year on its participation in the G-4.

"Some modifications" are to be carried out in the resolution to enable the grouping to muster maximum support for their bid, whenever it is made, diplomatic sources said.

New Delhi feels that the model of UNSC reform should be one that attracts widest support from members of the General Assembly as well as the five permanent members (P-5) of the Security Council besides major groupings like the 53-nation African Union.

The proposals for resolution mooted by India include emphasis on equal rights and responsibilities for all permanent members of the expanded Security Council and improvement of its working methods.