China plays spoilsport in India’s NSG dream
China has once again tried to play a spoilsport for India at the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
New Delhi: China has once again tried to play a spoilsport for India at the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) by questioning its proposal to seek membership by saying that all the potential nations should be considered for membership.
According to a report in a leading newspaper, China has objected to the exception being made for a single country (India).
Beijing’s move is a clear indication of its proximity with Pakistan and building a platform at NSG for its long time ally.
NSG members held a meeting from June 23-24 at Noordwijk in the Netherlands.
Not only China but some other nations too have raised their concerns over considering India’s membership at the meeting. The countries are apprehensive about India not being a signatory of Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). According to the newspaper report, it has been learnt the members of NSG have requested the US, UK and France to reassess their decision of supporting India.
While the other NSG members were a bit soft with their tone, but Beijing strongly demanded same rules to be applied for all the potential candidates.
Notably, apart from New Delhi, Israel and Pakistan are the only two nuclear powered nations who have not signed the NPT.
This move of China is certainly aimed at benefitting Islamabad and making the way tough for New Delhi.