UN Security Council needs to include India: former NZ PM

New Delhi:¬†Former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark on Tuesday supported to India’s claim to the permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council, saying the powerful body needs to be expanded.

Speaking on the sidelines of an event here, she said India is the world’s most populous nation, a major geopolitical force and a major economic force in the world.

“The (UN) Security Council is outdated as it reflects the 1945 post-war settlement when many countries like India were under colonial rule. It needs to be expanded with its current membership and should include India,” Clark told PTI on India’s non-permanent candidature for 2028-29 UNSC term.

A ministry official said that the armed forces personnel, including Agniveers, will participate in the event embracing the spirit of unity and well-being. After the yoga session, the Defence Minister will address the gathering and felicitate the yoga instructors.

Later on Wednesday, Rajnath Singh is scheduled to inaugurate the Integrated Simulator Complex (ISC) ‘Dhruv’ at the Southern Naval Command, Kochi.

ISC ‘Dhruv’ hosts modern state-of-the-art indigenously built simulators, which will significantly enhance practical training in the Indian Navy.

Later on Wednesday, Rajnath Singh is scheduled to inaugurate the Integrated Simulator Complex (ISC) ‘Dhruv’ at the Southern Naval Command, Kochi.

ISC ‘Dhruv’ hosts modern state-of-the-art indigenously built simulators, which will significantly enhance practical training in the Indian Navy.