Abstract: Post-cold war politics witnessed changes in power equations and a new world order emerged with new actors of global governance. Global presence of these actors has been endorsed by the international community. In this process, the world has recognized India’s achievements and admitted India in the new architecture of Global Governance along with Brazil, China and Russia, South Africa and assigned her larger global role to play. The inclusion of India initially as a member of O-5 group G-8, G-20, and the leadership of the nonaligned movement followed by that of G-77, India’s participation in global negotiation like WTO, Climate change, drug trafficking, disarmament, multilateral and associated agencies reflects India’s desire to carve out a global role. India has risen to the juncture and emerged as a global power despite so many internal political upheavals and external shocks. Any country aspiring to be a global power should be able to influence policy decisions in governance structures and that it develops capacity to actively engage in global order. The proposed paper aims to describe various approaches to the role of India in global governance system.