"This will be helpful. President Xi told PM," MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup told reporters after the meeting held on the sidelines of the BRICS summit tomorrow.
Replying to questions whether China has softened on its stand on India's membership, Swarup said, "This shows there is dialogue, a good strategic dialogue. Of course this will narrow differences."
Asked whether China reiterated the position that membership of the NSG was by consensus among parties, he replied "no".
Last month, a Chinese delegation led by Director General of Department of Arms Control Wang Qun had visited India for talks on the issue with Indian officials.
In the June Plenary of NSG in Seoul, despite strong American support, China stonewalled India's bid to get entry into the group on the grounds that it was a not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
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