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  • Conscious of Indian agenda, UNSC members rebuffed the Modi authorities’s efforts to get chairmanship of highly effective 1267 Al-Qaeda/Daesh Sanctions Committee
  • A UNSC supply informed APP that India tried its utmost, till the final second, to get this place however did not persuade diplomats
  • India will head the Libya sanctions committees which is mendacity dormant and has no significance at UN

UNITED NATIONS: The Narendra Modi authorities suffered a significant diplomatic setback when its bid to safe the chairmanship of a number of the most essential subsidiary our bodies of the UN Safety Council couldn’t muster assist from different members of the 15-nation physique, state-run APP reported Sunday citing sources.

The sources informed the APP that the Indians pushed for, however failed, to win the chairmanship of the highly effective 1267 Al-Qaeda/Daesh Sanctions Committee and the 1540 Non-proliferation Committee. It was additionally unable to develop into the custodian of the Afghanistan file within the safety council.

Conscious of India’s slim bilateral agenda to utilise the Al-Qaeda and Daesh Sanctions Committee for its personal functions, the overwhelming majority of the Council members have been against giving India the chairmanship of this key committee, the supply mentioned.

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A UNSC supply informed the information company that India tried its utmost, till the final second, to get this place, lobbying intensively in New York and within the capitals of the council’s members, however did not persuade them.

In line with the supply, it’s no secret that New Delhi’s bid for the publish was designed to advance India’s personal agenda, primarily towards Pakistan. “The work of the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee is too important to be given in the hands of the Indians,” an African diplomat remarked.

Pakistan last year submitted four listings of Indian nationals for supporting Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Jamaatul Ahrar (JuA) in Afghanistan. But these listings were blocked by some of India’s friends in the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee. More recently, Pakistan also conveyed information on the financing and arming of the TTP and JuA, the two terrorist groups listed on the committee’s terrorism list.

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Non-proliferation Committee

Similarly, India’s bid for the Non-proliferation Committee encountered resistance in the Security Council, diplomats said.

Many Western countries considered that India was not suited to head this important panel since it is not a party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). This raises a serious question mark regarding New Delhi’s nuclear status.

Afghan file

India also wanted to manage the Afghanistan issue in the Security Council but found that even some of its close friends felt that India’s role would not be positive in advancing the Afghan peace process.

The Afghan file was given instead to two European countries, which the council members consider will play a more impartial and constructive role in the present delicate phase of the situation in Afghanistan.

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As a sop to India’s wounded satisfaction, it was given the chairmanship of the 1988-Taliban Sanctions Committee, the place the proposals for itemizing and delisting of people rests primarily with the US and different everlasting members of the Council and the chair’s position is minimal.

In regards to the hype created by the Indian UN Mission about assuming the chairmanship of the 1373 Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC), a Western diplomat famous that India has been given solely a one-year slightly than the conventional two-year time period because the chair of this at the moment dormant committee and that too deferred till subsequent 12 months when the incumbent chair leaves the Council.

As well as, India will head the Libya sanctions committees which can also be mendacity dormant.

All in all, it’s not been a superb begin for India’s domestically heralded two-year time period on the Safety Council, in accordance with UN diplomats.

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