As China determined to claimed support from “several members” to stop India entering into the Nuclear Suppliers Group or NSG as they call it, the US has come one step forward to back India’s claim to join the exclusive club of nuclear trading nations, a set back for China and Pakistan.
“I’d point you back to what the president said during his visit to India in 2015, where he reaffirmed that the US view was that India meets missile technology control regime requirements and is ready for NSG membership,” US State Department Spokesman John Kirby told reporters at his daily news conference.
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His remarks came at a very crucial stage as an response to a question on reports that China and Pakistan have joined hands to keep India out of membership of the NSG.
“Deliberations about the prospects of new members joining the Nuclear Suppliers Group are an internal matter among current members,” Mr Kirby added.
Several members of the 48-nation bloc expressed that signing of the Non-Proliferation Treaty or NPT most important standard for the NSG’s expansion.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said that NPT is the cornerstone for safeguarding the international nuclear non-proliferation regime.
India, along with Pakistan, Israel and South Sudan were the four UN member states which have not signed the NPT, the international pact aimed at preventing the spread of nuclear weapons.
Membership of the 48-nation club would bring India into the nuclear fold 42 years after it tested its first nuclear bomb at Pokhran.
Now US standing at India side it is a strong support and upset for Pakistan and her friends to stop Indian entry in NSG.
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— Ketan Sheth (@ketan72) November 27, 2015