India elected unopposed as a non-permanent member to United Nations Security Council

WION Web Team NEW DELHI Jun 18, 2020, 01.15 AM(IST)

Representative of India casting its ballot for the UNSC election in the General Assembly earlier today. Photograph:( Twitter )

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India hopes to utilize its eighth term to additionally construct its case for a permanent seat in United Nations Security Council, something that it has been pushing throughout recent years.

Registering a comfortable victory, India got elected on Thursday as a non-permanent member of the 15 member United Nations Security Council (UNSC) from the Asia-Pacific category for 2021-22 term.

This is for the 8th time that India has been elected to UNSC.

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India hopes to utilize its eighth term to additionally construct its case for a permanent seat in United Nations Security Council, something that it has been pushing throughout recent years.

India has been elected as a non-permanent member of the Council for the years 1950-1951, 1967-1968, 1972-1973, 1977-1978, 1984-1985, 1991-1992 and most recently in 2011-2012.

The UNSC consists of 15 members: 10 non-permanent and five permanent members — China, France, Russia, the UK and US.

The 10 non-permanent seats are distributed on a regional basis as follows: five for African and Asian states; one for the Eastern European States; two for the Latin American and Caribbean States; and two for Western European and other States.

(With inputs from agencies)