India’s Ambassador to the UN Syed Akbaruddin’s strong statement slamming Pakistan’s alarmist approach has won India more friends at the UN, disregarding the call by Pakistan for an intervention by the UNSC.
India’s argument that Jammu and Kahmir is an internal matter and the restrictions were temporary in nature. It also resonates well with a majority of UNSC members.
The closed door meeting is largely a result of India’s backchannel diplomacy which ensured that UNSC didn’t discuss the issue in a formal manner.
It is a major diplomatic win for new India under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi.