India with a long-term interest in getting a UNSC permanent seat and NSG membership, has been pressing strongly and overtly for its candidature. But the same zeal is not seen in seeking ASEAN membership. Though the Act East policy is ephasised in diplomacy and public overtures, there has never been a direct push to seek membership of ASEAN. Won't a direct push for ASEAN be more beneficial and more achievable than spending diplomatic efforts for UNSC permanent seat?
तदबीर से बिगड़ी हुई तक़दीर बना ले, अपने पे भरोसा है तो एक दाँव लगा ले।