For the first time, a major international summit is set to be held in J&K after the Article 370 of the Constitution was withdrawn and it was divided into two Union Territories in 2019. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has been leading India’s representation at G20 summits since his party became the ruling government in 2014. India has been an honorable member of the G20 summit since its beginning in 1999. The summit brings together major influential groups, and world economies. The Summit brings together 19 of the world’s leading economies and the EU. The G20 nations are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
As a sign of significant development, 2023 meetings of the G-20 summit will be held in Jammu and Kashmir. To ensure the proper management of the G-20 summit, a high-level-five-member committee will be formed to manage overall coordination. According to the official orders released on Thursday this week, the Union Territory’s housing and urban development department principal secretary will be the chairman of the committee, other committee members are Commissioner Secretary (Transport), Administrative Secretary (Tourism), Administrative Secretary (Hospitality and Protocol) and Administrative Secretary (Culture). It is a big move for India, and an opportunity to showcase its growth and development in the region of J&K, especially after withdrawing Article 370 in August of 2019, sparking nationwide protests. According to the Ministry of External Affairs, “India will hold the G-20 presidency from December 1, 2022 and convene the first G20 leaders’ summit in 2023”.