In elections held at its assembly on 29 December for the 2024–25 biennium, India was re-elected to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council with the highest tally. India’s re-election falls under the Category of 10 states with “the largest interest in international seaborne trade”, alongside Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Shri Sarbananda Sonowal said, “Ministry has made every possible effort under the leadership of PM Shri Modi. We are delighted and humbled by the support of the international community at the International Maritime Organisation for India. The highest votes are indicative of the government’s determination to strengthen India’s varied contributions to international maritime operations.