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Rajnath Singh’s Call For India’s Permanent UNSC Membership: Paving The Way For Global Leadership

Story Highlights
  • India has a long history of helping the UN keep the peace, and it is one of the countries that sends the most troops. So far, it has sent about 2.75 lakh troops to UN security missions.
  • The Chief of the Army Staff also talked about how important UN Peacekeeping is in the face of new and complicated security problems.

Tuesday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh asked the rest of the world to make the UN Security Council (UNSC) more representative of the world’s population and to make India a permanent member. He also said that it was time to make the UN bodies more democratic and in line with the facts of our time.

He said this on Tuesday, when he spoke at a special conference held by the Indian Army to mark 75 years of UN peacekeeping. The Minister of Defense also said that conflicts have a domino effect, which is being seen in the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

“When there is a dispute, it hurts the people who are right in the middle of it. It also has bad effects on people who aren’t directly involved. A lot of bad things have happened because of the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

It has caused food shortages in a number of African and Asian countries and added to the world’s energy problem, the Defense Minister said.The Defense Minister said that when there is a conflict in one place or area, it has negative effects on the whole world.

So, the rest of the world has an interest in ending the war and bringing peace back. This is because peace has good effects on the world around it. When warring groups make peace, everyone benefits. People’s lives are saved, the economy grows faster, and so on.

Peace also helps the rest of the world because it makes things more stable and helps the economy grow.Singh also said that the positive externality of peace and the negative externality of war push the UN and the responsible countries to try to solve any conflict.

He said that this action is shown by putting UN peacekeeping forces in places where there are conflicts.Rajnath Singh has asked that responsible countries come up with new ideas and work together more to keep United countries (UN) peacekeepers safe and help them do their jobs well. These peacekeepers are sent to areas where there is violence to keep things stable, stop conflicts, and help bring peace back.

Singh talked about how fast the problems peacekeepers face are changing and how important it is to put more money into training, technology, and tools to keep them safe and help them do their jobs. He also pushed for women to be involved in peacekeeping operations in a useful way, saying that their unique contributions to missions in areas where there is conflict must be recognized.

He said again that the UN’s decision-making groups, like the Security Council (UNSC), need to be more in line with the world’s population. “When India, the country with the most people, doesn’t get a permanent seat on the UNSC, it tends to weaken the UN’s moral credibility.

“Because of this, the time has come to make the UN bodies more democratic and in touch with the real world,” he said.Rajnath Singh praised the work of UN peacekeeping operations and used the economic idea of “externalities” to explain why people all over the world support them so much.

India has a long history of helping the UN keep the peace, and it is one of the countries that sends the most troops. So far, it has sent about 2.75 lakh troops to UN security missions. Currently, about 5,900 troops are serving in 12 UN missions. Since their first mission in Korea in 1950, Indian troops have been in charge of hard-to-manage peace operations, which has earned them the respect of everyone for how well they do their jobs, the Defence Minister said.

He thanked all the Indians who have worked as UN troops or are working as peacekeepers right now. He told the families of those who had died in the line of duty that he was sorry and that the government would help them. He said that we should honor the peacekeepers’ efforts by making the world more fair, peaceful, and open to everyone.

“Let’s promise again to promote communication, understanding, and cooperation between and within countries. Together, we can build a world where everyone can live in peace, harmony, and dignity,” he said.

General Manoj Pande, the Chief of the Army Staff, talked about India’s role in UN Peacekeeping in his opening comments. He said that India has close to 5,900 peacekeepers serving in different peacekeeping operations around the world. These include female engagement teams in MONUSCO and UNISFA, as well as women staff officers and military observers.

The Chief of the Army Staff also talked about how important UN Peacekeeping is in the face of new and complicated security problems. He also said that the Indian Army is ready to fulfill the country’s duty and commitment to the UN, working closely with other states.

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