We Will ‘Not Sit Back And Watch’ Destruction Of Rules-Based Global Order, Says India’s Ambassador To The USEmbassy of India in Washington DC, USA. (Wikimedia Commons)

One of India’s top diplomats Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Tuesday said that the country would “not sit back and watch” the subversion of the rules-based global order and would work to “preserve” it, reports Press Trust of India (PTI).

Shringla, who currently serves as India’s ambassador to the US, said it was imperative to make changes in international organisations like the United Nations (UN) to reflect the ground realities of the twenty-first century.

While interacting with Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a US think-tank, Shringla stated that India was collaborating with countries like the United States (US) and Japan to preserve “our concept of a global order which is based on certain international rules that all of us can adhere to.”

“The subversion of this order is not something that we will like to sit back and watch,” he added. He also noted that like-minded countries like the US, Japan and India believe there are many ways under which “a transparent rules-based order” can work globally.

India Upholds Multilateralism

Affirming that India has made a "very significant" contribution to multilateralism and rule-based international governance, he said, “If there is some sense of a challenge to the existing international order, it is also because there is a need to continue to reform these institutions to bring them in line with the changing realities."

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