India gets highest number of votes in 5 yrs for UNSC seat
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
United Nations, Oct 13: India, which received a record 187 votes to bag a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council, has described its victory as a "ringing endorsement" by member states of the world body.
"This is the highest vote that any country has got in the last five years," Indian envoy to the UN Hardeep Singh Puri told PTI.
Puri termed the outcome as a "ringing endorsement" of India by UN members and said, "Now that's saying a lot."
Out of the 191 countries, India received support of 187. While one member state abstained from the vote, three votes were polled against India.
After the vote in the General Assembly yesterday, the diplomats of the Indian mission to the UN celebrated by opening a couple of bottles of champagne and serving a lunch of spicy Chinese food.
India, a founding member of the UN, is returning to the Security Council after a gap of 19 years. It has been on the Council six times before -- having last served in 1992.
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