Ahead of Modi visit, US backs India’s UNSC bid

Jaswinder Singh Baidwan

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With the United States reaffirming its support for India’s inclusion as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the successful conduct of the maiden strategic and commercial dialogue between the two nations, the stage is set for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s third summit with President Barack Obama on September 28.
The US also supported India's entry into the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) that would enable it to share sensitive missile technologies like armed drone with New Delhi.
Notwithstanding apprehensions appearing in certain quarters following recent developments at the UN headquarters in New York, the US said it supported India as a permanent member of the UNSC.
“The US side reaffirmed its support for a reformed UN Security Council with India as a permanent member,” said the joint statement issued after the conclusion of the first US-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of State John Kerry co-chaired the successful dialogue.