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Sweden supports India's bid for NSG membership

Press Trust of India  |  Stockholm 

today backed India's bid for membership of the (NSG) as it welcomed New Delhi's recent accession to the international control regimes, including Arrangement and

Swedish expressed his country's support to during his talks with here.

India's membership to the 48-member elite nuclear club is being primarily opposed by on the pretext that it is not a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Out of the four control regimes that work to keep proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in check, is a member of the (MTCR), the Arrangement and the Australia Group.

"Lofven welcomed India's recent accession to the international control regimes, including to Australia Group (AG), Arrangement (WA), (MTCR), and The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCOC), and expressed support for India's membership of the (NSG)," according to Sweden-Joint Action Plan.

also extended support to India's permanent membership of a reformed and expanded Security Council.

Prime Minister Modi thanked his Swedish counterpart for Sweden's support to India.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 21:30 IST