Amid reports that China and Pakistan are jointly opposing India’s bid for the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership, the United States believes that India is ready to enter the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
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Reaffirming their support, US Spokesman John Kirby on May 12 had said:
“I’d point you back to what the president said during his visit to India in 2015, where he reaffirmed that the US view was that India meets missile technology control regime requirements and is ready for NSG membership.”
US sources recently had said that they are disappointed with Chinese tactics of “using Pakistan’s non credentials with the NSG to settle scores with India”.
Barack Obama with Narendra Modi during their India meeting in 2015 AP
Besides making a bid for India’s membership, the US had also helped India in getting a waiver from the NSG on the civil nuclear deal as India has neither signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) or the Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter with Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar Getty
Though it must be noted that apart from India, there are other UN members that have also not signed the NPT. These names include Pakistan, Israel and South Sudan.
Besides US, UN Security Council’s permanent members UK, France and Russia also have extended support for India in its NSG bid.