Prime Minister Narendra Modi will preside over a high level virtual open debate of the UN Security Council on the topic – Enhancing Maritime Security – a case for international cooperation on 9th of this month. This would be the first time that an Indian Prime Minister would be presiding over a meeting of the UN Security Council. India is currently holding the presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of August. As part of India’s presidency, the country is organising signature events on three focus areas. These are maritime security, peacekeeping operations, and counter terrorism.