India has been elected a temporary member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the 8th time. This time India had 184 votes in 192. Earlier India was elected as a provisional member in 2011.
- India elected as a temporary member of the Security Council
- 184 votes in favor of India, 128 votes required to become a member
- India was first elected as a non-permanent member in 1950
New York: India has once again been elected a temporary member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). India’s tenure will now be until 2021-22. It is worth noting that out of 192 votes, 184 votes were cast in favor of India. In a tweet, India’s permanent representative to the United Nations, TS Trimurti, wrote that the member countries have overwhelmingly supported India and elected a temporary member of UNSC for 2021-22. He said that we have received overwhelming support and feel humbled by the confidence expressed by the members of the United Nations.
Was first elected member in 1950
Let me tell you that India needed only 128 votes to be elected as a temporary member but got 184 votes. India was the only candidate for a temporary seat from the Asia Pacific category for the term 2021-22. India was last elected as a provisional member in 2011. India was first elected as a non-permanent member in 1950.
Last member in 2011
In UNAC, 10 non-permanent seats are divided on a regional basis with 5 seats for Asia, 2 for Western European countries and 1 for Eastern European countries, 2 seats for Latin American countries. India has been a temporary member of the United Nations Security Council seven times before, the last time being in 2011-12.
The US has congratulated India for being elected as a temporary member. The US issued a statement saying, “We warmly welcome India and congratulate India for the successful election to the UN Security Council.” We look forward to working together on international peace and security issues. The US-India is a natural extension of a broader global strategic partnership. ‘