France has pledged support for India’s claim to <a href=”http://fizzip.com/france-supports-india-as-permanent-un-security-council-member/”>permanent membership at the Security Council. </a>
This was conveyed by the French side to the Indian government, official sources said.
They said France has also welcomed India’s engagement in the <a href=”http://fizzip.com/8-lesser-known-indian-special-forces-that-are-among-the-best-in-the-world/”>UN peace-keeping operations</a> expressing the view that the world would be less safe without Indian soldiers.
France reaffirmed its commitment to issues of international peace and security, especially counter-terrorism. It also registered its opposition to atrocities against humans and destruction of heritage property.
The French support comes as a boost to India’s agenda of UN reforms and its ambitions for a place in the<a href=”http://fizzip.com/a-big-night-for-indias-bid-for-un-security-council/”> UN Security Council. </a>
Counter-terrorism was also discussed in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with President Francois Hollande when he visited France earlier this year.