China has been stridently opposing India’s bid primarily on the grounds that New Delhi is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
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The US sponsorship for its bid gives India leverage against China, which objects to India’s membership in the NSG.
The diplomatic back and forth reportedly began after China refused entry to 47 Indian pilgrims who were scheduled to travel to Kailash Mansarovar through the Nathu La pass in Sikkim.
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One of the riders in the draft is that membership for non-NPT signatory countries will be contingent on “commitment not to conduct a nuclear test”.
However, the Wassenaar Arrangement may soon be ready to welcome India into its fold, officials indicated.
Diplomatic sources have said that the supplementary document was prepared to ensure the smooth implementation of the main treaty, and is “legally binding”.
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The Kiwi response was similar to the non-committal statement made by Brazilian President Michel Temer in Goa earlier this month.
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Modi is campaigning to join the NSG to back a multi-billion-dollar drive to build nuclear power plants in partnership with Russia, the US and France.
Since the Seoul plenary of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the Chinese stand on India does not appear to have moved at all.
“As a matter of principle, both countries would have to be sensitive to each other’s strategic interests,” the external affairs ministry spokesperson quoted the prime minister as saying.
Discussions were held in a “positive, constructive and open spirit” say sources but the gulf on key issues appears to remain as wide as ever.
‘The NSG is a non-proliferation regime. It is not a disarmament forum. Questions relating to the universality of the NPT are addressed at other fora where Mexico actively participates.’
“We can now expect some tit for tat for no rhyme or reason. If Indian scribes are turned out off China we too will lose our eyes and ears in that country. Not extending visas of journalists is a needless aggravation,” says Mohan Guruswamy.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj also said India will not sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
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Brushing Aside Criticism for Blocking India’s NSG Bid, Chinese Media Says Country ‘Still Stuck’ in 1962 War Mindset
Continuing to justify China’s stand to block New Delhi’s bid, Chinese media has repeated the argument that signing the NPT is a must for India to join the NSG.
The claims made by apologists for the government about why India needs to rush its membership of the NSG simply don’t add up.
Apart from telling the Nuclear Suppliers Group about its nonproliferation record, India also outlined the additional measures it had taken beyond what the group requires.
In the second part of his interview with The Wire, former foreign secretary Shyam Saran discusses why China acted the way it did at the NSG and what India can do about it.
New Delhi must also engage with Beijing on talks on strategic stability which could change China’s mindset on India’s nuclear status.
In the first of a two-part interview, former foreign secretary Shyam Saran discusses India’s bid to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group with Siddharth Varadarajan, founding editor of The Wire.
As soon as Times Now’s interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended on Monday night, two of The Wire’s founding editors, M.K. Venu and Siddharth Varadarajan went live on Facebook to critically analyse what was said and left unsaid in the 90 minute broadcast. An edited transcript.
The CTBTO invited members from all echelons of global society – scholars, academia, youth, artists and the media – to restart discussions on the test-ban’s legal entry into force.
In a wide-ranging interview, the prime minister claimed that criticism on the failure at Seoul was a result of heightened hype due to a successful US visit.
“India doesn’t seem to understand that the ‘process’ is where the game is being played and that’s why the minor objectors are more problematic than China in some ways,” says an analyst.
Now that all procedures attendant to membership are complete, the MTCR will be the first multilateral export control group that has opened its doors to India.
Far from being geopolitically savvy, India has displayed petulance and a sense of entitlement in its attitude towards NSG membership.
China successfully stared down the US in Seoul while trying to control the nuclear order – once an American playing field where Washington set the rules.
But it is clear that several other members of the NSG helped play spoiler in the Indian quest for membership.
Indian officials believe the NSG plenary will not reach a decision on Indian membership unless the Chinese delegation in Seoul receives fresh instructions from Beijing.
The Wire takes its readers on a world tour of the Indian quest to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group.
China has called for consensus among the 48-member group about the admission of countries which have not signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty.