India faces diplomatic setback at the UN Secuirty Council
At the United Nations Security Council, India has again failed to muster support from members to assume the chairmanship of some of the most important subsidiary bodies.
According to diplomatic sources, the Indians pushed for, but failed, to secure the chairmanship of the powerful Al-Qaeda/Da’esh Sanctions Committee and the Non-proliferation Committee and also to become the custodian of the Afghanistan file in the Security Council.
A Council source told APP that India tried its utmost, until the very last moment, to get this position, lobbying intensively in New York and in the capitals of the Council’s members, but it failed to convince them. An African diplomat said the work of the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee is too important to be given in the hands of the Indians.
Similarly, India’s bid for the Non-proliferation Committee encountered resistance in the Security Council as many Western countries consider that India is not suited to head this important panel since it is not a party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.