India gets into UNSC after 19-yrs
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
United Nations, Jan 3: After a gap of 19 years, India Monday formally took its place in the UN Security Council as a new non-permanent member for a 2-year term, a position from which it is expected to push its agenda for UN reform.
Along with India, Germany, South Africa, Columbia and Portugal too took their places at the powerful 15-member body of the United Nations.
India would be the president of the powerful Security Council in August and again later next year, most likely in November 2012, during its 2-year term.
It has also sought an expansion of the UN Security Council to include new permanent members, and has joined hands with the G4 countries (Germany, Japan, South Africa and India) to push for the expansion.
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