India’s second year of its tenure as a non-permanent member of the UNSC will be a period of consolidation and reinforcement of its priorities, and New Delhi will finish off its term at the horseshoe table on a “high-note” as it presides over the Council in December, according to Ambassador T S Tirumurti.
Tirumurti, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, told PTI that during the first year of its two-year United Nations Security Council tenure, India has taken a “firm but constructive” stand on a range of issues, including Afghanistan and Myanmar.
“We are halfway through our eighth tenure as an elected member of the Security Council. During the last one year, we have brought renewed focus of the Council to our priorities, especially maritime security, UN peacekeeping, protection of peacekeepers, combatting terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
“Consequently, when we talk about India’s plans for the next year in the Council, I believe that this will be a period of consolidation and reinforcement of our priorities.