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India seeks NSG membership on basis of non-proliferation record, not as 'gift': MEA to China

India seeks NSG membership on basis of non-proliferation record, not as 'gift': MEA to China

China had said on January 16 that admission of non-NPT signatories in NSG could not be a "farewell gift" for countries to give to each other.

Pakistan rejects Grossi's new draft proposal for NSG membership

Former NSG chairman Rafael Mariano Grossi had prepared a two-page document, explaining how a non-NPT state, like India and Pakistan, could join the group.

US not letting go of India's NSG membership

US not letting go of India's NSG membership

The US says it won't let go of India`s membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group.

China sees red over US remark on India's NSG bid, says it has 'no regard' for facts

China sees red over US remark on India's NSG bid, says it has 'no regard' for facts

China on Thursday slammed the US over its diplomat`s remarks that Beijing had blocked India`s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), saying it had "no regard" for facts.

Several nations opposing India's NSG membership bid soften their stand, say reports

Several nations opposing India's NSG membership bid soften their stand, say reports

China has been stressing that if NSG decides to induct India, it should also give same treatment to Pakistan, which is its close ally.

NSG unlikely to grant India membership this month: Report

NSG unlikely to grant India membership this month: Report

The Nuclear Suppliers Group controls trade in advanced nuclear technologies.

India rejects China's contention on signing NPT, says France was included in NSG without signing it

India rejects China's contention on signing NPT, says France was included in NSG without signing it

China has opposed India's bid to get NSG membership on the ground that it was yet to sign the NPT. 

India insists signing NPT not needed for NSG membership

India on Friday rejected China's contention that it must sign the NPT to get membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, saying France was included in the elite group without signing the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

North Korean leader says will only use nuclear weapons if attacked

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un told a rare ruling party congress that his country was a "responsible" nuclear weapons state, with a no first-use policy and a commitment to non-proliferation, state media reported on Sunday.

North Korea will use nuclear weapons only if attacked: Kim Jong-Un

North Korea will use nuclear weapons only if attacked: Kim Jong-Un

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un told a rare ruling party congress that his country was a "responsible" nuclear weapons state, with a no first-use policy and a commitment to non-proliferation, state media reported Sunday.

China calls for talks among NSG members to admit India, others

China on Monday called for discussions on whether "India and other countries" who have not signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) can join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), amid new diplomatic push by influential members of the 48-member grouping to admit India.

NSG membership to India worries Pakistan – Here's the reason

Pakistan on Thursday said that creating exception to grant India membership of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) would adversely impact the non-proliferation regime and regional peace and stability, as it demanded an equitable, non-discriminatory approach for admitting new members.

China backs Pak's NSG bid, but says must also acquire ''crucial'' NPT status

 As the ninth Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference concluded, China has gone on record to say that while it backed Pakistan`s bid to gain access to the Nuclear Supplier`s Group (NSG), its inking of the NPT was "crucial."

Will not sign nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: Pakistan

 Pakistan said it will not sign the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) because it considers it discriminatory.

Middle East nuclear weapons ban proposal stumbles at UN

A UN attempt to work out a ban on nuclear weapons in the Middle East was in jeopardy after Egypt complained on Monday about the lack of progress and demanded the resignation of the Finnish coordinator of the initiative.

US aims to make Iran nuclear deal immune to Russian, Chinese veto

Washington wants to be certain that any nuclear deal between Iran and major powers includes the possibility of restoring UN sanctions if Tehran breaks the agreement without risking Russian and Chinese vetoes, a senior US official said on Tuesday.

New Kerry-Zarif talks possible in New York Monday

US Secretary of State John Kerry may meet next week with his Iranian counterpart in New York, for the first time since their marathon talks which sealed the outlines of an emerging ground-breaking nuclear deal.

Iran says Zarif could hold nuclear talks in New York

Iran`s foreign minister could meet counterparts from the major powers in New York later this month to press efforts for a comprehensive nuclear agreement, his ministry said on Wednesday.

'Be vigilant against threat of biological weapons'

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged the whole world to continue to remain vigilant against the threat of biological weapons despite the progress made by the international community in preventing their spread, media reported on Friday.

'India, US only nations that can voluntarily give up N-weapons'

India and the US are the only two countries in world that can think about voluntarily giving up nuclear weapons without compromising their security, former diplomat KC Singh has said.