The victory of Dalbir Bhandari for the prestigious post of the justice of the International Court of Justice in Hague by securing a resounding two thirds majority in the UN general assembly as well as the UN Security Council, compelling the British Member to withdraw from the race is a victory of the Indian diplomacy and as such the external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and the prime minister of the country Narendra Modi as thiswould be the first time that the important member of the UN Security Council Britain will not represent its nominee in the international judicial body.
Indian nominee Dalvir Bhandari has won for the second time after having been elected earlier in the year 2012. Election as the jurist in this international body is significant from the point of view of Indian citizen Kulbhushan Jadhav’s arrest and his subsequent capital sentence on the false, fabricated and concocted charges of espionage. Jadhav was sentence to death by the Pakistan’s military court but his sentence has for the time being with held by the International Court of Justice after India took this sensitive matter to the world body. Therefore from the point of view of India’s international prestige as well as to safeguard Kulbhushan Jadhav from.the death gallows election of Dalvir Bhandari in this world body as a judge was a great inevitability and India finally made it.
The external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and the MEA has contributed tremendously in canvassing support for Bhandari. It is learnt that the Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj had personally contacted her counterparts in sixty countries of the world and our ambassadors and High Commisioners deployed in various countries convinced their conter parts to vote for the Indian candidate and it ultimately paid. However, on the contrary Pakistan which is neither in UNSC nor has its candidate as a contestent took hell of an interest to ensure that Dalveer Bhandari is defeated. Sources say that Pakistan tried to use the Islamic card by approaching the Islamic country representatatives to lobby against theI dian contestent but failed badly as members of UN representing the Organisation of Islamic Countries gave a huge rebuff to Pakistan and majorly voted for Bhandari.
Conclusively, this victory of Indian nominee for the significant post of justice in the ICJ has elevated the image and prestige of India in the global scenerio as an emerging world leader and is in a way a huge slap 9n.the face of China and Pakistan who.always creaye deliberate and pre strategic hurdles on India’s way, come what may.It’s in a way a personal victory of Prime minister of India, Narendra Modi as well who’d been too mobile visiting several countries of the world trying to enhance India’s name and prestige.