No discussion on India’s NSG bid without specific plan on allowing non-NPT nations: China
Post by Admin,Jun 21,2019.
China has clarified that India’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) was not on the agenda of the plenaryof the grouping that concluded in Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan) on 21st June, 2019.
It also stated that discussion on India’s entry into the 48-nation club would take place only after reaching a specific plan on non-NPT (Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons) members’ participation in the grouping.
It has also refused to suggest a deadline by which such a consensus can be reached among the member states.
China has been objecting to India's participation in the grouping since May, 2016 when India applied for the membership of the NSG.
China has been firm on its stand that only those countries which have signed the NPT should be allowed to enter the organisation.
Majority of the NSG member states including the US, Russia, Iceland, Denmark, Finland , Sweden and Norway back for India’s membership in the grouping considering its non-proliferation record.
India is keen to become a member of NSG as it seeks to significantly expand its nuclear power generation and also enter the export market in coming years.
The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) was created following the explosion in 1974 of a nuclear device by a non-nuclear-weapon State (India), which demonstrated that nuclear technology transferred for peaceful purposes could be misused.
It is a group of nuclear supplier countries that seeks to contribute to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons through the implementation of two sets of Guidelines for nuclear exports and nuclear-related exports.
The grouping has 48 participating governments and the NSG Guidelines are implemented by each member in accordance with its national laws and practices.