Many nations for India`s permanent candidature in UN: Krishna

Many nations are supporting India`s permanent candidature in the UN Security Council as the country is emerging as a global economic power, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said.

Last Updated: Dec 25, 2010, 17:47 PM IST

Bangalore: Many nations are supporting
India`s permanent candidature in the UN Security Council as
the country is emerging as a global economic power, External
Affairs Minister S M Krishna said on Saturday.

"With India emerging big on the global economic stage, an
overwhelming number of countries are supporting India`s
permanent candidature in the UN Security Council," he told a
gathering at Arya Vysya Mahasabha Centenary celebrations here.

India`s emerging strength and its power equations were
responsible for this, besides its huge human resource, he
said.

Highlighting the importance of India in the global
scenario Krishna said, heads of developed countries including
Britain, US, China and France have "rushed to India in the
last five months, whereas earlier we used to go to these
countries".

"Now leaders of these developed countries are coming to
us, seeking our help to create jobs in their own country as
India`s core competence now is in the field of generating new
jobs in foreign countries," he said.

PTI