India, China hold talks on NSG bid

Monday’s talks come ahead of a possible informal consultation in the next two months on India’s membership in an NSG panel, headed by Argentine Ambassador Rafael Grossi.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:November 1, 2016 2:30 am
NSG, NSG news, India China, China India NSG, NSG group, Latest news, India news, NSG memebership india, India news, Latest news In the June Plenary of NSG in Seoul, despite a strong US support, China stonewalled India’s bid to get entry into the group on the grounds that it was a not a signatory to the NPT.

India and China on Monday held “substantive and constructive” discussions on India’s bid for NSG membership during the second round of talks between officials in Beijing.

Following the first such meeting in New Delhi on September 13, India and China continued their discussions on the NSG issue on Monday when Joint Secretary (Disarmament and International Security) Amandeep Singh Gill met Director General of Department of Arms Control Wang Qun, sources said.

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“The talks were substantive and constructive. The engagement will continue as per the directive of the leadership,” sources said. During the talks, India once again asserted to the Chinese side that its implementation of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) principles was “second to none”.

Monday’s talks come ahead of a possible informal consultation in the next two months on India’s membership in an NSG panel, headed by Argentine Ambassador Rafael Grossi.

In the June Plenary of NSG in Seoul, despite a strong US support, China stonewalled India’s bid to get entry into the group on the grounds that it was a not a signatory to the NPT. Wang, who was the chief negotiator for China in the meet, had said that signing of the NPT “is a must”, and that the rule has been set by the international community.

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    Mytake
    Nov 1, 2016 at 3:43 am
    Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai!! India supported China to get a seat at UN and now India ended up begging for its help!!
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      Aazar Kund
      Nov 1, 2016 at 3:25 pm
      Imagine a global nuclear cartel where all the members or signatories have fulfilled necessary prerequisites but only India willing to join this club without adherence to NPT a basic prerequisite. China's stance is according to the basic norms.
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        mathimathi
        Nov 1, 2016 at 9:26 am
        Feku must take a surgical strikes on chinese with RSS/ israeli ideas if he has guts to get A NSG.
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          Mystore Rom
          Nov 1, 2016 at 4:58 pm
          India sees China as enemy. So China must block India's application.
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            Indian
            Nov 1, 2016 at 4:14 am
            India should not expect china will support for India's NSG membership. China is the most selfish country in the world. China is blind and it can't even feel what is good and bad. It looks only its benefits nothing else.
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              Shafted mohammed
              Nov 1, 2016 at 2:12 am
              The best way to bend china is boycott all Chinese goods and let there be blanket ban in Europe and America. There would be loss of production and that would bring people on the streets. Do not accept any investment from china.
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