UNSC should not be misused with 'retaliatory intent' to name innocent civilians as terrorists: India
Pakistan had submitted the names of Indian nationals Angara Appaji, Gobinda Patnaik, Ajoy Mistry and Venumadhav Dongara for designation under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee.
Chinese envoy to UN Zhang Jun said that 'if someone should be held accountable, it should be a few US politicians themselves'.
Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said India is actively engaged in the ongoing inter-governmental negotiations on reform of the powerful body at the UN.
Replying to this, India has said that the outdated item in the council needs to be removed from the agenda permanently.
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Pakistan had submitted the names of Angara Appaji and Gobinda Patnaik for designation under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council.
The Ministry of External Affairs asked China to draw proper conclusions from such infructuous attempts.
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Japan's National Security Council is expected to also revise Japan's basic defense plan later this year to update the missile defense program and scale up the country's defense posture.
The presidency of the Council is held by each of the members in turn for one month, following the English alphabetical order of the member states' names.
This is the eighth time that India will sit at the UN high-table, which comprises five permanent members and 10 non-permanent members.
In 2021, India, Norway, Ireland and Mexico will sit in the most powerful UN organ along with five permanent members -- China, France, Russia, the UK and the US.
Its victory was a given since it was the sole candidate vying for the lone seat from the grouping.
In a campaign document, India laid out a "5S" approach of Samman (respect), Samvad (dialogue), Sahyog (cooperation) Shanti (peace) and Samriddhi (prosperity).
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said the international community is well acquainted with the reality that Pakistan is the 'nerve centre of terrorism'.