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Centre names China as country blocking India’s entry into Nuclear Suppliers Group

New Delhi had till now not named China and had maintained that a “single country” had blocked its bid to become a member of the NSG at its Seoul meeting.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: July 21, 2016 9:18 am
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INDIA has for the first time named China as the country blocking its entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), with Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday stating that China had created “procedural hurdles” by particularly questioning how a non-NPT signatory could become a member.

“I am saying it today on the floor of the house that China introduced procedural hurdles, the main being on whether a non-NPT state can have NSG status… It is true that this was the reason for the non-decision on India’s application,” Swaraj said in the Lok Sabha. She was replying to a question raised by Sugata Bose of the TMC.

New Delhi had till now not named China and had maintained that a “single country” had blocked its bid to become a member of the NSG at its Seoul meeting.

The minister, however, said that it did not mean that the NSG doors were closed to India forever and added that the government is engaging with China to iron out differences. “If someone says ‘no’ once, it does not mean he won’t agree at all … like GST… almost all parties have agreed to it but the Congress. That does not mean it it will never agree (to the GST bill),” Swaraj said.

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Earlier, Swaraj told NCP’s Supriya Sule, who sought details of India’s efforts to join the NSG, that Mexico had supported India’s bid and when the decision did not go in New Delhi’s favour, the country once again asked the group to decide on the issue. The minister also denied suggestions that the failure to enter the elite nuclear club was a ‘huge diplomatic snub’. She argued that Indian diplomacy has made its mark, as, she added, people earlier would ask if India could make it to the NSG. “Now the question has changed to ‘when will India become a member?’,” she said in the presence of the Prime Minister.

On the benefits of getting NSG membership, Swaraj said India will then become part of “rule making” as opposed to being a “rule taker”. “Waiver is like being allowed in the verandah; membership is like being in the room,” she said. She added that though India has not signed the NPT, it has been following the commitments it made when it was granted a waiver in 2008. Swaraj also credited the previous UPA government for getting the waiver and following the commitments. The minister said NSG membership would enable India to have enhanced and uninterrupted access to nuclear technology, fuel and material required for expanding its civil nuclear programme.

“It would create a predictable environment for large investments required for setting up nuclear power plants in India. It would also allow the country to meet its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) pledge of 40 per cent of its power capacity coming from non-fossil sources by 2030,” she said.

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  1. M
    Jul 21, 2016 at 2:03 am
    Using the only capability of backdoor influence that indo-aryan douche bags apply in day to day lives and of course in all fields, they thought they can influence the world leaders too. As a preparation for such an event like NSG, they even supplied an actress Aishwarya to one European leader so brazenly under the nose of 1.3 billion citizens. It is not that nobody knows that an indo-arayan indulges in such deable open pimping, they do that as first nature.
    1. R
      Jul 21, 2016 at 4:07 am
      RSS BJP will go down as WORST government India ever had.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;They try to make up for their failures with social media propaa and conspiracies.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This is what happens when you let terrorists seize power.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;RSS BJP = SCAMS MURDERS TERRORISM COMMUNALISM lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;RSS BJPs JUNGLE RAJ EXPOSEDlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;ECONOMY :lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;All key economic indicators are downlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Even U.S has said our GDP numbers are embellished. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;50% of our GDP is unattributable who will trust you if you can't justify 50% of your accounting ? lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Dal is 3 times the price it was under MMSlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;RIOTS and ADMINISTRATION FAILURE:lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Riots in haryana -ruled by rss bjplt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Riots in Gujarat - ruled by rss bjplt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Riots in Kashmir - ruled by rss bjplt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Dalit riots in Gujarat - ruled RSS BJPlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Drug epidemic in Punjab - ruled by rss bjp lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;SCAMS AND CORRUPTION:lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;60 people killed in RSS BJP s Madhya Pradesh to cover up vyapam scamlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;RSS BJP MP Vijay mallya ran away with 9000 crores lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Modi's KG Basin scam cost us 20,000 crores lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Rss bjp minister Khadse investigated for aming 10,000 crorelt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Rss bjp minister Khadse investigated for his phone calls with Dawoodlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Gujarat BJP CMs daughter got land for petty pricelt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Sushma swaraj let her family friend Lalit Modi get away.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;STUDENT:lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Students all over country are attacked with fake videos and framed - FTII, JNU, JU, Pune, Hyderabadlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;COMMUNALISM:lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Attacks on minorities by ruling party friends are on the rise - murders, lynching, hate speeches are the norm (too many to name)lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;FOREIGN POLICY:lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Modi has HUMILIATED India and our martyrs by inviting Pak Isi to investigate their own terror on Indian soil in Pathankot.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Modi INSULTED India by bowing to china on the uighur dissident visa issue.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Modi even managed to turn Nepal which had historically been a friend to an adversary.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Modi fools indians and claims to be "personal" friend of Obama but how many times has Obama retweeted Modi's tweets to him, like he does for Canadian PM Trudeau?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If inspite of fear and intimidation and propaa rss bjp uses to control media we still hear about their failures imagine how bad the rot really is with RSS/BJP
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        ashok s
        Jul 21, 2016 at 1:13 am
        She is too good at hiding the failures, praising and blaming opposition at same time. But why to blame China .it was procedural failure or error
        1. Babu Gupta
          Jul 21, 2016 at 12:00 pm
          A Porki pig under the hidden name commenting on the affairs in India. repeatedly with venom.
          1. G
            Jul 21, 2016 at 2:45 pm
            All these ills existed prior to Modiji. So don't close your eyes. UP, Kerala, Karnataka are all non BJP ruled states where these incidents occurred
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