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India Becomes UNSC Non-Permanent Member : India was elected a temporary member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the 8th time on Wednesday. India will remain as a temporary member of the Security Council between 2021-22. Nearly after 9 years, India has got a seat in the UNSC and for the first time during PM Narendra Modi’s tenure.
Prior to this, India has carried out this responsibility in 1950-51, 1967-68, 1972-73, 1977-78, 1984-85, 1991-92, and 2011-12. The presence of the Security Council increases the scope of any country to interfere and dominate the UN system. In such a situation, it is very important for India to reach the Security Council after 8 years.
However, Pakistan is extremely upset by this. Pakistan has said that India’s selection of a temporary member of the Security Council in the United Nations is a matter of concern. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mohammad Qureshi has said that it is not a big deal for India to join the Security Council temporarily. It does not matter. But it is definitely a concern for us.
The most important part of the United Nations is the United Security Council, which maintains the balance of power all over the world. This Security Council consists of a total of 15 countries, out of which five countries have permanent membership.
These countries are United States Of America, Russia, France, Britain, and China. Apart from this, ten other countries have temporary membership of the Security Council and along with these countries, India has also become a part of the Security Council.
The 193-member United Nations General Assembly held elections for its 75th session for the president, temporary members of the Security Council, and members of the Economic and Social Council. Along with India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway have also got entry in the Security Council while Canada will have to stay out.
Following the victory, TS Tirumurthy, India’s representative at the United Nations, said India would continue to lead and reorient a better multilateral system. India got 184 votes out of 192 ballot votes. Tirumurthy said, ‘I am very happy that India has been elected as a temporary member of UNSC for the year 2021-22. We have received overwhelming support and feel humbled by the confidence the UN members have expressed.’