Security Council Permanent Seat Remains an Illusion for India

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By Santo D. Banerjee

A pious wish has been making the rounds since August 4 2017 in the online news sites in India. On that remarkable day, they carried reports from Washington, D.C. conveying the impression that India's permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council was just round the corner. The source was invariably the U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert.

The TIMESOFINDIA.COM, for example, carried the following report that apparently served as template for others: "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 at the world body later this month, said the US State Department today [August 4].

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JULY 2018

Vol. 12 - No. 12


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