France Backs India’s Membership Bid At UN Security Council

India has been at the forefront of efforts at the UN to push for urgent long-pending reform of the Security Council, emphasizing that it rightly deserves a place at the UN high table as a permanent member. The five permanent members are Russia, the UK, China, France and the United States and these countries can veto any substantive resolution. There has been growing demand to increase the number of permanent members to reflect the contemporary global reality. India and France have agreed to maintain strong coordination in the framework of the G20 and France reiterated its steadfast support for India’s bid for permanent membership of the UN Security Council as well as membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).