India elected officially to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as a non-permanent member from the Asia-Pacific category for a two-year term.

During the selection process for the nonpermanent member of the UNSC India Won 184 in 193 Member General Assembly. Though the minimum votes required to get is 128 India Managed to secure 184 votes. Earlier India has served seven times earlier as a non-permanent member of the UNSC in 1950-1951, 1967-1968, 1972-1973, 1977-1978, 1984-1985, 1991-1992, and 2011-2012.

Along with India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway also contested and won the Security Council elections. There were 192 Member States present and voting and the 2/3 required majority was 128. Canada lost the election. Member States elect India to the non-permanent seat of the Security Council for the term 2021-22 with overwhelming support. India gets 184 out of the 192 valid votes polled.

We have received overwhelming support and we we deeply humbled by the tremendous confidence that the member states of the United Nations have reposed in India. India will become a member of the United Nations Security Council at a critical juncture and we are confident than in the Covid- and the post-Covid world India will continue to provide leadership and a new orientation for a reformed multilateral system.

T S Tirumurti, the Indian permanent representative to the UN said in a video-recorded message

Deeply grateful for the overwhelming support shown by the global community for India’s membership of the @UN Security Council. India will work with all member countries to promote global peace, security, resilience, and equity Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tweets.

The commitment to a reformed multilateral system, which reflects India’s long-running ambition and demand for a permanent seat on the council, which has been described by India and countries with shared objectives, as a body completely out of sync with changes global realities statement issued by Ministry of External Affairs after the Election results.

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