In terms of population, India is the second largest country in the world, accounting for over 17% of total population. Every sixth person in the world is an Indian. In PPP terms, India is among the top 5 largest economies in the world. Militarily also, it is strong with large army, air force and navy. India has expressed its desire for permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). It has also undertaken sufficient canvassing. Still there is no sign of India becoming a permanent member of UNSC in the near future. It is time for India to consider whether it should continue to be a member of the UN.
India does not lose anything by ceasing to be a member of UN. Switzerland, which hosts several UN and inter-governmental organizations, was not a member of UN till 2002.