India’s bid for NSG has become ‘more complicated’: China
Indian Defence News: India’s chance to enter the elite Nuclear Supplier Group(NSG) is next to impossible as China has made it’s intention very clear today. India’s NSG bid has become ‘more complicated’: China
BEIJING: China on Monday said India’s membership bid in the NSG become “more complicated” under the “new circumstances” as it again ruled out backing New Delhi’s entry in the grouping, saying there should be non-discriminatory solution applicable to all NoN-NPT signatory countries.
This is not the first time, when India’s bid for permanent membership has been blocked by China.NSG goes by consensus approach on the admission of new members, however, China didn’t openly give support to Pakistan’s bid as they applied for the NSG group last year as well.
Although India has support from major 48 countries in NSG group, however, China has been blocking India’s membership since the very beginning.
The NSG, which controls and governs the Nuclear Commerce has an important role to play in controlling the Nuclear supplies to the countries around the world.
Pakistan has also applied for the NSG membership. While China has not openly supported Pakistan’s membership, it came with a two-step approach which stipulates that the NSG members first need to arrive at a set of principles for the admission of Non-NPT states into the NSG and then move forward discussions of specific cases.
Last month, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told the media that there is no change in China’s stand on the admission of Non-NPT states into NSG, ruling out any chances of India’s entry into the elite grouping.
Asked about the chances of India’s admission into the grouping during this month’s plenary session expected to take place in the Swiss capital Bern, he said, “China’s position on the Non-NPT members’ participation in the NSG has not changed.”
Li, who interacted with media to highlight Chinese President Xi Jinping’s participation in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit to be held at Astana Capital of Kazakhstan on June 8-9, said China wants to deepen relations with India.
“China and India are important neighbours and both are fast developing, both are emerging new market economies. Both are important forces upholding peace and stability,” he said.