China refuses to budge on India’s NSG bid, says ‘no change’ in stand

China has maintained its stand that India's bid will only be considered if rules for entry of non-NPT countries are finalised by the elite group.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 7, 2016 7:07 pm
NSG, India NSG, India NSG bid, India China NSG, India NSG membership, Ajit Doval On Friday last week, Consul General of China Zhanwu Ma rold reporters in Hyderabad, “Entry of any country into the Nuclear Suppliers Group needs certain procedures which are to be followed. It is not that simple.”

Ahead of NSG meet in Vienna, China on Monday said there is ‘no change’ in its stand on India’s membership bid. The development comes just days after India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and his Chinese counterpart, Yang Jiechi, failed to reach a consensus on the issue. China has maintained its stand that India’s bid will only be considered if rules for entry of non-NPT countries are finalised by the elite group. “This Friday in Vienna a plenary session of the NSG will be held. Our position is subject to no change as of date,” Lu Kang, Spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, told a media briefing here.

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On Friday last week, Consul General of China Zhanwu Ma rold reporters in Hyderabad, “Entry of any country into the Nuclear Suppliers Group needs certain procedures which are to be followed. It is not that simple.” Referring to the November 4 meeting of the National Security Advisors (NSAs) of India and China in Hyderabad, Lu said China is in close contact with relevant parties including India and have been having constructive dialogue and coordination on this issue.

Meanwhile, addressing the India-UK Tech Summit on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked British PM Theresa May for UK’s consistent support for India’s NSG membership. “There’s growing convergence of our views on global issues. I thanked PM May for UK’s consistent support for India’s membership of UNSC and NSG,” Modi said.

China has also been holding simultaneous talks with Pakistan on its admission into the NSG. Officials say that the focus now shifts on the kind of modalities being worked out by NSG which can accommodate India, whose non-proliferation record is regarded positive by a majority of the group’s members contrary to Pakistan’s record in nuclear proliferation.

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    Chander Pal
    Nov 7, 2016 at 12:40 pm
    Long before, 1950 to be precise, Sardar Patel had written to Nehru that while India trusts china, china does not trust India. Things haven't changed much, May be enough water has not flown in Ganga since then.
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      Am.I.Right
      Nov 7, 2016 at 11:49 am
      Thanks China
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      DK
      Nov 7, 2016 at 11:16 am
      We shall continue dialogue with china and search where China has soft belly to return the deniel in same manner at appropriate time.
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        SubbuI
        Nov 7, 2016 at 4:46 pm
        NALAYAK N MODI HAD IT COMING.HE SIMLPLY SPREAD LIES THAT CHINA WILL COOPERATE AND ANOTHER FETHER IN HIS CROWN..BUT FLOP SHOW,lt;br/gt;NOBODY TRUST OUR SUPER P.M.
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          Adi
          Nov 8, 2016 at 6:45 am
          Death to Chine. The time has come for the r**e of beijing.
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            Raj
            Nov 7, 2016 at 12:21 pm
            How can an esteemed paper even miss this fact - the Chinese have already budged from their stated position. They said that they wouldn't even talking about NSG expansion - and yet they have begun talking about it with India. Let them talk - MCTR is closed for China for good.
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              Raj
              Nov 7, 2016 at 2:27 pm
              Nope, it can't. Numbers don't support your theory. India is too big.
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                Narender Balda
                Nov 7, 2016 at 5:37 pm
                You are a crook of first order from AAP brainwashed camp or Congi without a brain
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