Q.5) India has recently been elected as a non-permanent member to the United Nations Security Council. Discuss how India can play a vital role in global affairs in this regard.

Why this question:

India’s election to the non- permanent seat of UNSC for 2021-22.

Key demand of the question:

The key issues that India should highlight at UNSC and reform the global affairs.


Discuss- back up the answer by carefully selected evidence to make a case for and against an argument, or point out the advantages and disadvantages of the given context and finally arrive at a conclusion.


Mention about the recent election of India and previous instances when India was elected to the UNSC.


In the first part, highlight the issues that India aspires to bring at the forefront with the help of the platform of UNSC- terrorism, institutional reforms of global institutions, advocacy of a multi polar world, etc. Highlight the Five s’ approach by the Prime Minister- Samman (respect), Samvad (dialogue), Sahyog (cooperation), and Shanti (peace) to create conditions of Universal Samriddhi (prosperity).

In the next part, discuss how the election presents an opportunity for India to assert its presence at the global stage and can be a key to India’s permanent membership to the UNSC. 


Conclude with how a long term practical approach is what India currently needs.