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China rules out India's entry into NSG without specific plan on allowing non-NPT countries

China rules out India's entry into NSG without specific plan on allowing non-NPT countries

China on 21 June said that there would be no discussion on India's entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) before reaching a specific plan on non-NPT members' participation in the elite grouping.

India’s Application to NSG

Ever since India applied for the membership of the NSG in May 2016, China has been insisting that only those countries which have signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) should be allowed to enter the organisation.

The NSG is a 48-member grouping which regulates the global nuclear commerce.

India and Pakistan are not signatories of the NPT. After India’s application, Pakistan too has applied for the NSG membership in 2016.

It is here important to note that out of 48 countries, 41 supports India’s bid to NSG.

NSG
The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is a multilateral export control regime and a group of nuclear supplier countries that seek to prevent nuclear proliferation by controlling the export of materials, equipment and technology that can be used to manufacture nuclear weapons.

It was founded in 1974 in response to India’s nuclear test.

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