Indian dream of NSG membership shattered by China yet again

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Indian dream of NSG membership shattered by China yet again
The meeting of the Nuclear Supplier Group began on June 19 and is scheduled to conclude on Friday.



China has been opposing India's bid primarily on the ground that it is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Last week, China had said there was no change in its stance on admission of non-NPT states into the NSG.


The issue has become a major sticking point in bilateral relations between India and China.



After India's application for entry into the elite group which controls nuclear trade, Pakistan, China's all-weather ally, too, had applied with the tacit backing of Beijing.


China's opposition has made India's entry into the group difficult as it is guided by the consensus principle.