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India has been actively seeking a permanent seat at the UNSC for several years now, which is a matter of debate and opinion among various developed countries. In your opinion, is India ready for a permanent seat at UNSC? Comment.

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

2. India has been actively seeking a permanent seat at the UNSC for several years now, which is a matter of debate and opinion among various developed countries. In your opinion, is India ready for a permanent seat at UNSC? Comment. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 2 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about whether or not India is ready for a permanent seat at the UNSC.

Directive word:

Comment– here we must express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by giving a brief about India’s growing stature internationally.

Body:

Write about the reasons that lend credibility to India’s claims – Represents one-sixth of the global population, among the founding members of the U.N, upheld its principles and credentials while some other countries consider the organisation as merely a talk shop, impressive contribution towards the UN Peacekeeping Force (UNPKF) and economic power etc.

Next, write about the various limitations that hinder the above.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward to overcome the above limitations.