Countries With Agenda Blocking India’s NSG Membership bid: S Jaishankar – What We Know!

Countries With Agenda Blocking India

Minister famous that many members expressed curiosity in the place India is on the NSG membership bid.

New Delhi:

India’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group requires a consensus and there are nations that genuinely have considerations, whereas there are others that appear to have one other agenda and are blocking it, Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar mentioned on Wednesday.

Responding to a dialogue in Lok Sabha on the Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Supply Programs (Prohibition of Illegal Actions) Modification Invoice, Mr Jaishankar famous that many members expressed curiosity in the place India is on the Nuclear Suppliers Group membership bid.

“The Nuclear Suppliers Group requires a consensus. There’s a motive, and plenty of of you’re conscious of why that consensus isn’t there. There are nations which genuinely have considerations which they’re keen to debate; there are nations which appear to have one other agenda and are creating blocks to the consensus,” Mr Jaishankar mentioned.

“So, it’s one thing that we’re engaged on. However once more, the Home will recognize that since 2014, we’ve turn out to be a Member of the Missile Know-how Management Regime (MTCR), Wassenaar Association and Australia Group. So, our position in world arms management, disarmament, proliferation regimes, and initiatives may be very sturdy right now. Our popularity is excellent,” he mentioned.

The 48-member NSG is an elite membership of nations that offers with the commerce in nuclear expertise and fissile supplies apart from contributing to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

China has been stridently opposing India’s NSG bid totally on the grounds that New Delhi isn’t a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Its opposition has made India’s entry into the group troublesome because the NSG works on the precept of consensus.

Mr Jaishankar additionally expressed confidence that the passage of the Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Supply Programs (Prohibition of Illegal Actions) Modification Invoice will strengthen each India’s nationwide safety and its world popularity.

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