New Delhi: India’s advent into the clique of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) has been welcomed by all NSG-member countries except for one of the most prominent member in the group: China.
Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar had an undisclosed visit to China on June 16, 17 mainly pertaining to the issue of making the neighbouring superpower accept India’s membership into the NSG. On June 24, an elite body’s plenary will be held in Seoul, Korea, and India wants to make sure that it officially enrols itself an NSG membership before that.
However, confirming the news of the Foreign Secretary’s visit, the Ministry of External Affairs did not disclose information about what had resulted from the visit and whether China had hinted at any approval on India’s NSG bid.
But according to media reports in China which casts a gloomy shadow on India’s NSG ambition, the government has said that India’s entry into the NSG will bring instability in South Asia and shake strategic balance.
India has already received support from the US, Swiss and Mexico.