India blames China for stalled NSG entry

(From AFP)

India has blamed regional rival China for blocking its entry to a nuclear trade group opposed to the proliferation of nuclear weapons, after its members met in South Korea with no decision on India’s bid to join.

Despite Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's (C) bid to convince Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) to support India's NSG membership, Beijing stood firm in its opposition

Despite Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s (C) bid to convince Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) to back India’s NSG membership, Beijing stood firm in its opposition

India wants to become a member of the 48-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) which works to prevent the sharing of technology that could spread nuclear weapons.

New Delhi believes joining the NSG, which concluded a two-day meeting in Seoul Friday, would give it better access to low-cost, clean nuclear energy, important for economic growth.

“The NSG plenary in Seoul earlier in the day decided against granting India membership of the grouping immediately,” Vikas Swarup told Press Trust of India news agency. Read More



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