India gets UN Security Council seat
India was on Tuesday elected unopposed from the Asian region for a two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council after a long 18-year gap. India was last a Council member in 1991-92.
India, which won by a record 187 votes (98 per cent of the UN’s membership), joins South Africa, Colombia, Germany and Portugal as the five new members of the 15-nation body. Their two-year term begins January 1, 2011.