I agree, what’s the big deal about having a permanent council seat? What exactly would be the benefits to India? In terms of well being or happiness or security of its people that the other things ranging from trade policy to economic liberalisation or industrial growth or its nuclear arms? On the other hand, having a damn permanent council seat means that you keep on having to be in the bad books of many people and keep on coming under pressure. And then you have to spend money on silly things. Useless.