India must be part of UNSC!

We all know that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the principal organs of the United Nations and is charged with the maintenance of international peace and security. Its powers, outlined in the United Nations Charter, include the establishment of peacekeeping operations, the establishment of international sanctions, and the authorization of military action. Its powers are exercised through United Nations Security Council Resolutions.

In 2010, India will stand for election to one of the 10 non-permanent seats of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). In all likelihood, India will be elected for the stipulated period of two years partly because the other contender is Kazakhstan, and partly because of India’s own national and international credentials.

As the world’s largest democracy, the second most populous and, perhaps, the most diverse nation, the third largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity and consistently the fourth largest troop and police contributor to UN peacekeeping missions, India clearly would meet almost any criteria to be a member of UNSC.

But now asks ... Why India has not been considered earlier? Do we need certain ex-president of the United States of America to back us? Why is that the Government of India not able to push for the same? Are we always sleeping and wait for things to happen or till the storm reaches our doorsteps? If China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States make it to the permanent 5 of the UNSC, where India lacks? I really don't know and I guess the Indian Government is also unaware of the same!

Well, having said so, I really hope that India makes it to the UNSC in 2010. If not, what the ....?