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India elected non-permanent member of UN Security Council

Earlier, India has served seven times as non permanent member of the UNSC in 1950-1951, 1967-1968, 1972-1973, 1977-1978, 1984-1985, 1991-1992 and 2011-2012.

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 Jun 2020 6:38 AM GMT

India has been elected to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as a non-permanent member from the Asia-Pacific category for a two-year term on Wednesday, June 17.

India won 183 votes out of 193 valid votes polled. The minimum requirement to get elected was 128 votes.

Along with India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway have also won the security council elections that were held at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday. The UN headquarters opened for the first since March 15 due to the outbreak of the dreaded Coronavirus.

Earlier, India has served seven times as a non-permanent member of the UNSC in 1950-1951, 1967-1968, 1972-1973, 1977-1978, 1984-1985, 1991-1992, and 2011-2012.


"We have received overwhelming support and we are deeply humbled by the tremendous confidence that the member states of the United Nations have reposed in India," T S Tirumurti, the Indian permanent representative to the UN said in a video-recorded message.



The UNSC has 15 members, including five permanent members - the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, and China.

The 10 other members are non-permanent and half of them are elected every year, each for a two-year term, starting January 1.

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