US welcomes India’s 8th tenure at UN Security Council

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India's flag was installed at UNSC Monday for the eighth time in its independent history. (Image: Twitter.)

US welcomed India as newest UNSC member as Indian flag was installed in hall ahead of the country’s two-year term.

India started its tenure Monday for the eighth time as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), becoming one of the 15 members there.

The United States welcomed India to the UNSC, reaffirming its commitment “to advance our shared interests in a more peaceful, secure Indo-Pacific and world.” The Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) tweeted: “A new year brings new opportunities to strengthen relationships with old friends and partners.”

The Indian flag was installed in the premises of the UNSC. TS Tirumurti, attended the flag installation ceremony for incoming members, and delivered his remarks.

Tirumurti said he looked forward to “a collective pursuit of the ideal where the world is a family, Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.” He said India will utilise its two-year tenure to:

-Being human-centric and inclusive solutions to matters of international peace and security
-Be a voice for the developing world
-Not shy away from raising its voice against the common enemies of humanity like terrorism
-Give attention to peacekeeping, peace-building, maritime security, women and youth especially conflict situations, and technology with a human face

India has been a non-permanent member of the UNSC seven times before. It has been elected non-permanent member for the years 1950-1951, 1967-1968, 1972-1973, 1977-1978, 1984-1985, 1991-1992, and 2011-2012.

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