Recently, India became a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the term of two years. India will preside the Council in August this year. T.S. Tirumurti, India's envoy to the UN informed that country has been asked to chair three important subsidiaries of the Council: Taliban Sanction Committee or 1988 sanctions committee, Counter-terrorism Committee and Libya sanctions Committee during its period.
Taliban sanctions Committee which was formed in 2011 from the 1267 sanction regime on al-Qaeda when there was a rise in the terrorism by the Taliban in Afghanistan. India will head this committee in 2021.
Counter-terrorism Committee will be headed in next year when India will be celebrating its 75th anniversary of Independence.
"The chairing of this committee has the special resonance of India, which has not only been in the forefront of fighting terrorism, especially cross-border terrorism but has also been one of its biggest victims,” Tirumurti said.
India will be head of Libya sanctions Committee or 1970 sanctions committee whenever there will be talks or dialogue on Libya and its peace process.