"Modi's aggressive foreign policy and the active persuasion of the UNSC permanent seat issue will certainly make India realise its dream," added Sharma.
Former foreign secretary Krishnan Srinivasan too lauded Modi's foreign policy. "Undoubtedly, Modi's aggressive foreign policy has raised India's image internationally and to that extent, it can help India in her quest for permanent seat in the UNSC," said Srinivasan. Batting for reforms in the UN, Srinivasan said expansion of the Security Council by introducing new permanent members was essential to energise the organisation which has failed in some respect to keep up with the contemporary world. Advocating Germany's inclusion in the UNSC permanent membership, Iversen said the issue 'diluting the veto power' has been the major roadblock in the expansion in the 'permanent five'.