China’s obstinacy over India’s bid for NSG

The plenary meeting of 48-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group for the induction of India into the elite group, ended with no consensus in Seoul on Thursday.

China has remained the main hindrance while 7 other countries raised concerns pertaining to the induction of Non-NPT (Nuclear Proliferation Treaty) countries into the group.

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China is not only the staunch opponent of India’s membership for NSG, but Brazil, Austria, Ireland, Turkey and New Zealand have also opposed it. Surprisingly, Brazil had supported India earlier, but opposed in special session by stressing on criteria based non-discriminatory approach.Turkey has made it clear that any exemption for India will be also given to Pakistan.

The special meeting took three hours until midnight resulted with diplomatic twists over India’s bid  and ended with no conclusion.  The conclusive session will be held at Shilla Hotel on Friday.

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