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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                    Barb Dewyre
                    Nov 7, 2016 at 1:14 pm
                    What will the formal membership of the NSG get us that the exemptions have not already got us? Why is Modi imploring China ?
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                      Bismuth Tritium
                      Nov 8, 2016 at 11:24 am
                      Atomic Energy establishment is misusing the poorly drafted and sweeping Atomic Energy Act to hide its incompetence under the guise of secrecy which has bred incompetence. Furthermore, it is hiding its incompetence from the world by not signing the NPT which would expose their Bakwaasness to everyone. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The most serious flaw in the Atomic Energy Act is that is makes the Atomic Energy dept answerable only to the Prime Minister. This makes it easy for the Atomic Energy Establishment, that wants to deceive those to whom it is answerable, to deceive only the Prime Minister and nobody else. Deceiving one person (Prime Minister) is easier than deceiving a bunch of people.
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                        Bismuth Tritium
                        Nov 8, 2016 at 11:28 am
                        Atomic Energy establishment is misusing the poorly drafted and sweeping Atomic Energy Act to hide its incompetence under the guise of secrecy which has bred incompetence. Furthermore, it is hiding its incompetence from the world by not signing the NPT which would expose their Bakwaasness to everyone. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The most serious flaw in the Atomic Energy Act is that is makes the Atomic Energy dept answerable only to the Prime Minister. This makes it easy for the Atomic Energy Establishment, that wants to deceive those to whom it is answerable, to deceive only the Prime Minister and nobody else. Deceiving one person (Prime Minister) is easier than deceiving a bunch of people..
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                          Bismuth Tritium
                          Nov 8, 2016 at 11:10 am
                          India's Atomic Energy sector is Bakwaas. They don't deserve to be member of NSG.
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                            B.l. Sharma
                            Nov 7, 2016 at 1:05 pm
                            Criteria for admission of new members needs to be changed now as one country can not be allowed to flout the unanimous views of the rest of the NSG members due to extraneous considerations.
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                              Champa Bai
                              Nov 8, 2016 at 8:47 am
                              One thing is pretty clear...China will never cooperate with India....they will always show their solidarity with s......best way is to hurt them economically and politically.......raise Tibet issue, boycott chinese goods in India.....stop business ties.....forge partnership with countries opposing China on south china sea issue.....recognize Taiwan as a independent country and supply them arms etc etc......militarily we dont have to do anything...they dont have b$ to go this route.......that was 1962...now its 2016......
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                                Champa Bai
                                Nov 8, 2016 at 8:44 am
                                chup nd^%^and tere jaisay chu%^and* ki jagah ya to Khangress hai ya PAAPtard
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                                  deep
                                  Nov 8, 2016 at 6:55 am
                                  India should give last warning to china ..if this time they oppose then we have to review tie with you.. Modi is unpredictable may react differently .Which can be against china .dia may take a tough position against china in every field may oppose every move by chines in world form.. India might declare chines as enemy No.1 ..on south china sea India will give there stand against china ..Give Taiwan a recognition.dia may give sleepless nights to chines at borders..
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                                    deep
                                    Nov 8, 2016 at 6:46 am
                                    Is there any rule for reverse voting.. as India want to withdraw her support from china UN membership as well NSG..
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                                      deep
                                      Nov 8, 2016 at 6:59 am
                                      china has no ball to do that.. they do not want to be crushed by India and went back to era of 60,s ..they know very well about india and its power this time
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                                        Gautam
                                        Nov 7, 2016 at 11:36 am
                                        Surprised? ..not at all. China does this for long. But chest beating of some of the Indian media for the PM should come to more practical level.
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                                          jayaram reddi
                                          Nov 7, 2016 at 1:48 pm
                                          I told you Chinese lie.
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                                            Bandra
                                            Nov 8, 2016 at 8:42 am
                                            China acts like a spoilt Brat. It is not fit to be a member of the UN security council as it is the only security council member that follows an expansionist policy- grabs what is not its own and keeps on threatening other neighbouring countries. It has swallowed Tibet, inner Mongolai and the uigurish territories of Xinjiang and justifies it in the name of history forgetting that these were parts of other countries or independent lands at some stage or the other ruled by other countries.The Chinese are the only people in the world who by force captured other Lands and refuse to let them go free. They should not to be trusted at all. If China is following procedures and rules then Mr. Wa please ask your Land to Free Tibet.
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