NEW DELHI: India blamed China for blocking its entry to NSG after the Seoul meeting.
India’s foreign ministry official claimed that NSG states decided granting membership to India immediately but only one country opposed the bid.
“The NSG plenary in Seoul earlier in the day decided against granting India membership of the grouping immediately,” Vikas Swarup said.
“A three-hour discussion on India’s membership saw procedural hurdles persistently raised by one country,” he added.
47 NSG member states favoured India during Seoul meeting only China raised concerns about it.
China’s foreign ministry claimed that India is not a signatory of NPT and it cannot become a member of the bloc by trespassing laws which are recognized by international community.
Earlier, PM Narendra Modi also held talks with Chinese president on the sidelines of SCO Summit in Tashkent and convinced him to support India in the bid.