NSG plenary likely to witness renewed push for India’s membership


NSG plenary likely to witness renewed push for India’s membership

There will be a renewed push from India for its bid to become a member of the 48-nationNuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) at the two-day meeting of the bloc in Latvia which got underway today.

India had applied for the NSG membership in 2016, but it was blocked by China which insists that New Delhi is not a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

India’s cause is expected to get support from countries such as the US, Russia and France, which have been strong votaries of New Delhi’s inclusion into the club.

This is also the first NSG plenary after India became a member of all the three export control regimes — Missile Technical Control Regime (MTCR) in 2016, the Australia Group in 2017 and the Wassenaar Arrangement in 2018. Incidentally, China is not a member of any of these three groups. Read More

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