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NSG meet underway in Bern; India in touch with member nations

The meeting of the NSG began on June 19 and is scheduled to conclude on Friday

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

NSG meet underway in Bern; India in touch with member nations

on Thursday said it was in touch with member countries of the Nuclear Suppliers Group over its application for entry into the 48-nation bloc which is at present holding a crucial meeting in the Swiss capital

"The meeting is going on. Our application for membership is under consideration. We are in touch with all the NSG member countries," Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Gopal Baglay said.


The meeting of the NSG began on June 19 and is scheduled to conclude tomorrow.

has been opposing India's bid primarily on the ground that it is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Last week, had said there was no change in its stance on admission of non-states into the NSG.

The issue has become a major sticking point in bilateral relations between and

After India's application for entry into the elite group which controls nuclear trade, Pakistan, China's all-weather ally, too had applied with the tacit backing of Beijing.

China's opposition has made India's entry into the group difficult as it is guided by the consensus principle.

is not a signatory to the

First Published: Thu, June 22 2017. 22:13 IST
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