India abandons UNSC quest


The intensive six-year campaign by India and three other aspirants for permanent seats on the UN Security Council— Brazil, Germany and Japan—has fizzled out for lack of support among member states, and it even led to divisions within the so-called Group of Four.
The collapse of the G-4 drive for permanent membership on the world body’s high table becomes obvious from its recent letter to General Assembly President Joseph Deiss requesting him to resume the inter-governmental negotiations on reforming the 15-nation Council, a process they had abandoned and went on to circulate a resolution seeking expansion in permanent and non-permanent categories.