On Friday, India’s overwhelming majority win at the UN Security Council has itched China amid tensions between India China border tensions.
Out of the 192 votes, India gained 184 votes in its favour. This majority has facilitated India to become a non-permanent member of the security council’s horse-shoe shaped table for a two-year term. The elections were conducted on Wednesday and the results were announced today.
India achieved this fleet for the eighth time in the Security Council’s history. In the past, India was elected in the years 1950-1951, 1967-1968, 1972-1973, 1977-1978, 1984-1985, 1991-1992, and 2011-2012.
Now, the latest election will start its term from January 1, 2021. Along with India, Ireland, Mexico, and Norway were elected as the non-permanent members in the security council of the United Nations which is a powerful body in maintaining global peace.
Many countries like Germany, Norway, and Ukraine have congratulated India’s emphatic victory at the Security council. While a permanent member of the UN’s Security Council China has given a lukewarm response. Its foreign minister spokesman Zhao Lijian said
The UNSC is an important organ to uphold International peace and security following the UN charter,
As a permanent member, China would like to enhance cooperation with all parties of the UNSC including the newly elected non-permanent members to jointly fulfil the responsibility given by the UN charter,
To remember, China is the biggest hurdle for India’s efforts to become a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Though India gathered the support of the other four permanent members – United States, United Kingdom, France, and Russia support, China has stonewalled the efforts by claiming a lack of consensus.
China has also said there exist major differences among United Nations members over the United Nations Security Council reforms maintaining that a “package solution” should be found to accommodate the interests and concerns of all parties.