India won’t accept veto-less UNSC membership
DUBAI: India on Tuesday reiterated that it would not accept permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council without veto power.
“Our prime minister (Manmohan Singh) has already made clear that any discrimination in this regard will not be acceptable,” Indian External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh told reporters shortly after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) expressed support for New Delhi’s demand to obtain permanent membership of the UN body, according to IANS. India has the backing of Oman and Bahrain as well for its bid for permanent membership of the council, Singh said. online