Foreign Minister S Jaishankar expressed confidence in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday that India would become a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) “one day” and said the work in this direction was progressing step by step.
The minister said it takes a long and patient effort for getting permanent membership of the council. “Well, I will hope soon. But I am realistic enough to know that it is a long and patient effort. We are not lacking in patience and not lacking in our perseverance and we are not lacking in our aspirations. We will get that one day. I am very confident and it is progressing step by step,” he said in the Upper House.
Jaishankar was replying to a query from Vijila Sathyananth (AIADMK) on India’s entry into the UNSC as a permanent member.