Setback for India, Loses NSG bid

NSG

In a major setback for India, China and five other nations stall expansion for NSG and India has lost its bid to join Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

Quick Explainer

  • NPT status remained sticking point. China insisted that it should join NPT.
  • India considers it discriminatory has refused to join NPT.
  • Five others including Brazil, Austria, New Zealand, Ireland and Switzerland oppose India’s entry.
  • MEA had mounted a high voltage diplomatic campaign and upped the stakes.
  • The 48 member body is the body that controls nuclear commerce.
  • India’s entry would have given it a strategic boost in the international community.

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