India’s long-running drive for a permanent membership on the UN Security Council has received backing from many countries, but it now seems that powerful business executives and academic voices are now very much in favour of this notion.

The globe is confronting various difficulties, such as the protracted war between Russia and Ukraine and the dispute between Israel and Palestine. Concerns about reorganising the UNSC and expanding its membership to give it greater authority to tackle these issues have been voiced by many.

In response to UN Secretary General António Guterres, Michael Eisenberg questioned why India does not have a permanent seat on the UNSC during one of these conversations about the effectiveness of the UNGC. Eisenberg further declared that this might be the moment to dissolve UNGC and establish a new international organisation led by a visionary to guide it through difficulties.

After Elon Musk entered the discussion and said, “at some point, there needs to be a revision of the UN bodies,” the discussion took on greater interest. The issue is that people in positions of excess authority are reluctant to cede them. India is the most populous country on Earth, so it is ridiculous that it does not have a permanent place on the Security Council. I believe that Africa as a whole ought to have a permanent seat.

India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar stated in April of last year that his country would shortly be included in the UN Security Council (UNSC) as a permanent member. “It is impossible for Westerners to seal their doors to India forever. India is becoming a superpower in the economy, while many wealthy nations are experiencing economic hardship. Thus, permanent participation in the UNSC will be required,” he stated.

During the G20 Summit, US President Joe Biden reaffirmed his support for India’s permanent membership in the UNSC, earning India a significant shout-out for the cause.

“Continuing to share the view that global governance must be more inclusive and representative, President Biden reaffirmed his support for a reformed UN Security Council with India as a permanent member, and, in this context, welcomed once again India’s candidature for the UNSC non-permanent seat in 2028–2029,” read a joint statement from India and the US following bilateral talks between PM Modi and US President Joe Biden.