India wins UNSC seat with record-breaking majority

Posted By: Samyuktha
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United Nations, Oct 13: With backing from 187 of 192 countries, India on Tuesday, Oct 12 secured a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

India has not only managed to grab the seat after a gap of 19 years but also set a record by becoming the first country to receive such a large support for a non-permanent seat in five years.

In the past, India has been on the UNSC six times. However, the Asian giant had not managed to get voted since 1992. India's run for the seat was also made easy by the withdrawal of Kazakhstan earlier this year.

India is now taking over the seat from Japan, which won in 1996 by a huge margin of 100 votes.

With this emphatic win, India will be on the UN high table for a period of two years.

The record-breaking majority that India found has not only sent out a message on the extent of international support that Delhi enjoys, but has also strengthened the hopes of the country, one of the founding members of UN, of securing a permanent seat in the near future.

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