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India wins election to global maritime body

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on Friday won the to the Council of International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in Category-B which represents the developing countries and countries with largest interests in international sea-borne trade.

A senior official said that won with second highest margin securing 144 votes of member countries while the highest was secured by Germany.

had on Tuesday forwarded its candidature for re-to the IMO Council in Category-B. Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari was in London to address IMO's annual session.

"India's campaign at highest level has ensured record votes," the government official said.

The IMO, known as the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organisation (IMCO) until 1982, is a specialised agency of the United Nations responsible for regulating shipping.



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First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 23:38 IST