India elected as member of ITU council for another 4 years, Telecom News, ET Telecom


NEW DELHI: India has been elected as a member of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for another 4 years until 2022 by securing 165 votes and rating third among the many 13 nations elected to the council from Asia-Australasia area.

India ranked eighth among the many 48 nations elected to the council globally. The ITU has 193 member states that elect representatives to the council.

The elections to the council had been held through the ongoing ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 at Dubai, UAE.

“We are delighted to see India as a member of the ITU Council once again. This is recognition of the role our country plays in the area of Telecom and ICT on the global stage,” stated Telecom minister Manoj Sinha.

He additional stated that India is heading in the right direction to make ITU South Asia space workplace and know-how innovation centre in New Delhi operational by January 2019.

India has been an lively member of the ITU since 1869 and has been a daily member of the ITU council since 1952.

“India shares the dream and vision of ITU to realize the world as one nation and knowledge society”, the minister added.

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