PM Modi will virtually lead over a high-level open discussion on maritime security at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on August 9, 2021. The debate will be titled “Enhancing Maritime Security- A Case for International Cooperation” and it will concentrate on methods to efficiently face maritime crime and instability and encourage coordination in the Maritime domain. The discussion will be accompanied by many heads of state and representatives of the United Nations Security Council.
At 5:30 PM today, 9th August would be chairing the UNSC High-Level Open Debate on “Enhancing Maritime Security: A Case For International Cooperation”.
First Indian PM to preside over UNSC debate:
Arindam Bagchi, the spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs, stated that it will be the first time an Indian Prime Minister will chair a free debate at the United Nations Security Council. For the first time, maritime security will be addressed in a holistic manner as a particular plan item at such a high level. Oceans have operated an important part in India’s history right from the time of the Indus Valley Civilization.
India as a non-permanent member of UNSC:
India considered the position of the UN Security Council for August. The country began its two-year tenure as a non-permanent member of the Security Council on January 1, 2021. It is also India’s seventh course on the United Nations Security Council as a non-permanent member. The country has earlier been a member of the UNSC in 1950-51, 1967-68, 1972-73, 1977-78, 1984-85, and 1991-92.