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India elected as one of the non-permanent UNSC members for the term 2021-2022

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Chayanika Roy
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India will be part of the powerful UNSC for two years beginning January 1, along with the five permanent members- the US, China, France, Russia and the UK.

India was elected to chair the most powerful committee of the United Nations on Wednesday Night. As a non-permanent member in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), India is the only country from the Asia-Pacific category to be elected for a two-year term.

India clinched a massive victory after winning 184 votes in the 193-member General Assembly. The minimum requirement to get elected was 128 votes. India has been a prominent member of the UNSC in the past in 1950-1951, 1967-1968, 1972-1973, 1977-1978, 1984-1985, 1991-1992 and 2011-2012.

Due to the global pandemic, the election was held in a careful manner. All diplomats returned to the UN headquarters in New York wearing masks and followed physical distancing to cast their votes.

Along with India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway also won the UNSC elections and will be appearing with other non-permanent members Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam.

However, the committee shall return today to resume voting to fill one more unfilled seat after there was no clear winner.

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