India's Justice Dalveer Bhandari re-elected in ICJ after Britain's withdrawal from race

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New Delhi:  The United States on Wednesday congratulated India's Justice Dalveer Bhandari after he was re-elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Tuesday. However, the US also maintained that it stands against any kind of change in the current veto structure of the UN Security
Council, a news website reported.

India's Justice Dalveer Singh was re-elected in the ICJ after he received 183 of the 193 votes in the General Assembly and also secured all 15 votes in the Security council, forcing Britain to withdraw its candidate amidst high drama in the hard fought race to the world court.

Bhandari, aged 70, was re-elected for a full 9 year term at the ICJ, after Britain withdrew Greenwood from the race just a few hours before the scheduled voting. He would begin his term from February 2018.

Considering this as one of the 'biggest diplomatic wins' Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Justice Dalveer Bhandari on being re-elected to the ICJ. "I congratulate Justice Dalveer Bhandari on being re-elected to the International Court of Justice. His re-election is a proud moment for us. Congratulations to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her entire team at Ministry of External Affairs and diplomatic missions for their untiring efforts that have led to India’s re-election to ICJ. Our deep gratitude to all the members of UNGA as well as UNSC for their support and trust in India", the Prime Minister said.

Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj too took to twitter congragulating Justice Dalveer Bhandari for his win. "Congratulations to Justice Dalveer Bhandari on his re-election as a Judge of the ICJ. Huge efforts by Team - MEA. Syed Akbaruddin @AkbaruddinIndia our Permanent Representative in UN deserves a special mention.," she tweeted.

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