India hopes China will support its Nuclear Suppliers Group bid
NEW DELHI: After positive indications on India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) emerged from the Vienna preliminary meeting that concluded on Friday, New Delhi hopes China will come on board at the plenary meeting in Seoul on June 24.
India does not consider Beijing a roadblock to its entry into the nuclear export regime. While China has raised the issue of non-NPT members joining the NSG, India has no intention to polarise the 48-member body and believes Beijing will come around to supporting its membership claim, sources said.
Though Beijing’s posture could take the issue to the wire, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to take it up with Chinese president Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Tashkent on June 23-24.