After clamouring hard for support among third world countries, India will gain its supreme position by becoming president of the powerful United Nations Security Council in August and again later next year, most likely in November 2012, during its two-year term as a non-permanent member. India has attained this position after a gap of 19 years. It will also play a key part in the campaign against terror. This will lead to India and its nerve centre New Delhi gaining a firm foot hold in the affairs of the world and its challenging security situation.
Ahead of India enjoying its powerful position in the Security Council on January 1, India has made its stand clear that the fight against terrorism will be top priority during its two-year term presiding over the 15 member body. The other permanent members of the UNSC pointed out that India more than being a victim of acts of terrorism have thwarted many attempts to counter them as well.
The nations have come to a consensus that New Delhi is best positioned to lead the counter terrorism initiatives for the next two years.
(With inputs from PTI)