26 Aug ; Britain and France have articulated their support for a permanent seat for India in an expanded United Nation Security Council (UNSC) on several occasions. Their support was reiterated during separate bilateral meetings that the French President and the British Prime Minister had with our Prime Minister on June 26, 2010 on the sidelines of G-20 meeting. Regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest and deepening of bilateral ties were discussed in the meetings.
India actively continues its efforts for expansion of the UN Security Council and becoming a permanent member. To this end, India remains engaged bilaterally with other UN Member States as well as within the G-4 (India, Brazil, Germany and Japan). In inter-governmental negotiations in the United Nations General Assembly, India, along with like-minded countries, has called for expansion of the Security Council in both permanent and non-permanent categories.
This information was given by Shri S.M. Krishna, Minister of External Affairs, in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.