India's Bid for UNSC Membership and China's Block

2024 • 42min • News • Politics


Published On: April 04, 2024 - In this episode of The News9 Plus Show we discuss the ongoing discussion about India's bid for membership in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the geopolitical dynamics surrounding it. Foreign Minister S Jaishankar recently highlighted Jawaharlal Nehru's prioritisation of China over India in 1971, sparking renewed interest on this longstanding issue. The UNSC, comprising the five permanent members, has seen minimal changes since its establishment in 1945, the first in 1971 when the People’s Republic of China replaced Taiwan, and the second in 1991 when the Russian Federation replaced the former Soviet Union. News9 Plus Editor Sandeep Unnithan, and colleague Aditya Raj Kaul are joined by Ambassador TS Tirumurti, Former Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, to analyse whether the current UNSC composition reflects the contemporary global power dynamics. Tune in for an insightful discussion on the significance of India's bid for UNSC membership and its implications on the international stage.