Deeply grateful for overwhelming support: PM Modi on India’s election as UNSC non-permanent member

Deeply grateful for overwhelming support: PM Modi on India’s election as UNSC non-permanent member

As India got elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he is “deeply grateful for the overwhelming support” of the nations that voted for India’s membership.

In a tweet on Thursday morning, PM Modi said, “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.”

India has been elected as a non-permanent member of the powerful UN Security Council (UNSC) for a two-year term after winning 184 votes in the 193-member General Assembly.

There were 192 Member States present for voting and the 2/3 required majority was 128. India garnered 184 votes. Canada lost the elections.

“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,” India's Permanent Mission to the UN tweeted.

India will sit in the most powerful UN organ, for two years beginning on January 1, along with the five permanent members China, France, Russia, UK and the US as well as non-permanent members Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam.

The two-year terms of Belgium, Dominican Republic, Germany, Indonesia and South Africa are ending this year.