India should be part of UNSC: Brown

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New Delhi, Jan 20 (UNI) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown today supported India's bid for permanent membership of the UN Security Council and sought expansion of G-8 industrialised nations to accommodate India in the light of the new realities.

''India should become a member of the UNSC,'' Mr Brown said while speaking at the UK-India Entrepreneurship Summit at the IIT here soon after his arrival on a two-day visit.

''There is no future for any big economic bloc which does not include India,'' Mr Brown said, arguing for New Delhi's inclusion in the group of industrialized nations.

India, along with China, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa, is a member of five Outreach countries of the G-8 and there have been demands for expanding the grouping to include them.


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