"First of all congratulations. My satisfaction is that the global community has demonstrated its strength. India's victory has added strength to the international court," Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay Rishatovich Kudashev said today.
He was speaking to reporters after meeting Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju in New Delhi.
The UN Security Council and the General Assembly Monday voted overwhelmingly in support of India after the United Kingdom withdrew its candidate, Sir Christopher Greenwood. Judge Bhandari received all 15 votes in the UN Security Council and 183 of the 193 votes in the UN General Assembly.
Bhandari, 70, will have a nine-year term at the ICJ beginning early next year.