US to support India as permanent UN Security Council member
The US government would support India's demand for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, President Barack Obama told parliament in New Delhi Monday, DPA reported.
Obama, at the end of a three-day visit, said the US welcomed a just and sustainable reorganisation of the United Nations.
"In the years ahead I look forward to a permanent United Nations Security Council that has India as a member," Obama said.
The council has five permanent members with the power to veto resolutions: the US, Britain, France, Russia and China.
India has been pushing for a permanent seat, saying the membership structure is outdated and needs to be more broad-based.
Discussions on revamping the Security Council have been going on for 15 years, and reorganisation would take several more years, analysts said.