India on August 1, 2021, has assumed the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Reacting to the development , Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor while speaking to ANI said, “Assumption of the UNSC Presidency is a routine thing, it goes in alphabetical order and this month it’s India’s turn. We have a good team. I hope that our people will do a good job and make India proud,” MP Tharoor told ANI.
Tharoor, a former diplomat , who had a 29- year career at the UN further elaborated : “The Security Council is where all issues of international peace and security are supposed to arise, India may have certain intentions, but who knows what will happen in the world between now and at the end of the Indian presidency in August end. Whatever happens, we have to have diplomats who are capable, alert, and nimble enough to cope with it, to respond to it, and to give the world a certain leadership in the matter. I’m looking forward to seeing how that goes,” he added.