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Critically analyse the performance of India in its  two-year stint as a member of United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Based on its performance, do you think India is ready for the permanent membership of UNSC? State your opinion.

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary.

2. Critically analyse the performance of India in its  two-year stint as a member of United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Based on its performance, do you think India is ready for the permanent membership of UNSC? State your opinion. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The HinduInsights on India

Why the question:

India concluded its eighth stint in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) at the end of December 2022. And, by any yardstick, its two-year stint has been unprecedented.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the achievements and limitations of India in its stint as non-permanent member of UNSC and to comment on its credentials for a permanent membership.

Directive word: 

Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a balanced judgment on the topic.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context.

Body:

First, write about the major achievements of India in its two-year stint at UNSC.

Next, write about the limitation of India in the above.

Next, write about the reasons that lend credibility to India’s claims to permanent membership of UNSC.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a balanced opinion.