India, China to hold second round of talks on NSG issue

The Chinese President's word on the issue came after the Prime Minister told him that India was looking forward to working with China on realising its membership of the NSG.

By: PTI | Baunaulim | Updated: October 15, 2016 9:25 pm
Goa BRICS summit 2016, India China, India BRICS summit, Xi Jinping, Narendra Modi, NSG, news, latest news, India news, national news, Goa news, China news, world news President Xi Jinping told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that a second round of dialouge on the issue of India’s entry into the NSG, over which China has reservations, will be held soon. (source: PTI)

India and China will soon hold a dialogue on New Delhi’s bid for membership of the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) in which it hopes “differences” will be narrowed down. President Xi Jinping told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that a second round of dialouge on the issue of India’s entry into the NSG, over which China has reservations, will be held soon.

“This will be helpful. President Xi told PM,” MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup told reporters after the meeting held on the sidelines of the BRICS summit on Sunday. The Chinese President’s word on the issue came after the Prime Minister told him that India was looking forward to working with China on realising its membership of the NSG.

Replying to questions whether China has softened on its stand on India’s membership, Swarup said, “This shows there is dialogue, a good strategic dialogue. Of course this will narrow differences.” Asked whether China reiterated the position that membership of the NSG was by consensus among parties, he replied “no”.

Last month, a Chinese delegation led by Director General of Department of Arms Control Wang Qun had visited India for talks on the issue with Indian officials. In the June Plenary of NSG in Seoul, despite strong  American support, China stonewalled India’s bid to get entry into the group on the grounds that it was a not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

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  1. R
    Oct 15, 2016 at 4:10 pm
    There is no need to discuss anything with the Chinese. Our past 60 years of history shows that they ALWAYS do as their wish and that they understand and follow one basic principle of thier own which is as Mao said " Power Comes Out Of The Barrel Of A Gun " lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If we have not been able to understand this mind set even after 62 then it is our problem not;br/gt;lt;br/gt;We have ro reach a position economically where they just cannot ignore or trample us under their foot. If we do that then we can handle China and stan gets taken care of automatically !!
    1. P
      Oct 15, 2016 at 6:06 pm
      China never bothers to resolve boundary issue in 20 unsucessful meetings. How can India expect something dramatic will happen in 2nd nsg meeting. China is doing a time p only
      1. D
        Oct 15, 2016 at 8:33 pm
        stan will be divided into 4;br/gt;insha;br/gt;....�lt;br/gt;allah ki yahi marzi hai;br/gt;;br/gt;lt;br/gt;;br/gt;''''''''
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          saan joee
          Oct 16, 2016 at 5:53 am
          Dilip's point is absolutely valid. Similar policy should be followed with China, as it's a bigger threat then stan. China is much more powerful economically, politically and is a veto member. So it is essential to weaken China by not buying Chinese goods. And support the political rivals like Tibet, Taiwan. Also support Vietnam and Philippines in their fight in South China Sea islands.
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            Lalit Goyal
            Oct 15, 2016 at 5:17 pm
            China supports terrorists by supporting countries like stan and North Korea. We should not expect any positive outcome from this meeting as China has already made it clear that their stand on India entry into NSG is still unchanged.
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              Ashok Mazumdar
              Oct 15, 2016 at 4:44 pm
              China will never agree with NSG for India. They are useless.
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                Pmg Pillai
                Oct 15, 2016 at 11:56 pm
                Free and frank discussion must remove all doubts on anymatter heceChinamustund stnd te rue fts andthentke decins datd sunday Oct 16th 2016 Time0525hrs ist
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                  Tantric Mantri
                  Oct 29, 2016 at 3:08 pm
                  Cow slaughter ban by hindoos is the cause of 1947;br/gt;Cease the ban on cow slaughter, or go to;br/gt;Binary Choice, No other;br/gt;Deadlock has been reached, can't cross the;br/gt;The final arbiter to decide the right to eat Cow meat in peace--it's War!!!..
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