Reasons for India’s candidature for the permanent membership of the UN Security Council are as below:
(a) India is the second most populous country in the world comprising one fifth of world population.
(b) India is world’s largest democracy and has participated in almost all initiatives of UN.
(c) India has played a long and substantial role in UN’s peacekeeping operations.
(d) India has also made regular financial contribution to the UN and never faltered on its payments.
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