US asks NSG members to support India’s bid

21 Jun, 2016 2:35 pm

WASHINGTON (92 News) – The US has given a fresh push to India’s Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership bid by asking members of the elite club to support India’s entry into the grouping during the ongoing plenary meeting in Seoul.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that the US believe that India is ready for membership and the United States calls on participating governments to support India’s application at the plenary session of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

His remarks came after China said India’s membership is not on the agenda of the NSG meeting in Seoul.

The NSG remains divided over non-NPT countries like India becoming its members, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday, less than 24 hours after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj exuded hope that “we would be able to convince China to support our entry to the NSG.”

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