With the start of the New Year, India officially began its two-year term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador T S Tirumurti installed the tricolor. India will sit in the 15-nation United Nations Security Council for the 2021-22 term as a non-permanent member. This is the eighth time that the country has had a seat on the powerful horseshoe table. Later, in August this year India will be the UNSC President, and will preside over the Council again for a month in 2022.