PM Modi to be the First Indian Prime Minister to Preside Over UNSC Meeting

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For the first time in the history of the UN Security Council (UNSC), an Indian Prime Minister will be presiding over a meeting. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to virtually chair an open debate on maritime security at the UNSC on August 9. India began its two-year tenure as a non-permanent member of the UNSC on January 1. It is India’s seventh term on the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member. Following its election to the global body, India said that it will promote responsible and inclusive solutions to international peace and security and would pitch for a new orientation for a reformed multilateral system. India has previously been a member of the UN Security Council in 1950-51, 1967-68, 1972-73, 1977-78, 1984-85, and 1991-92. India will promote responsible and inclusive solutions to international peace and security and would pitch for a new orientation for a reformed multilateral system.