PM Modi to meet Xi Jinping in Tashkent for NSG talks

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PM Modi to meet Xi Jinping in Tashkent for NSG talks

According to latest reports from PTI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in Tashkent to discuss India’s entry into Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG) as a sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). This is a very crucial meeting between both these leaders because for the last one year Modi government has led a concerted effort to get India a seat into NSG which is very important for our future and China has raised some strong objections.

The Chinese wall is the last obstacle for India to overcome because the other member nations are in agreement that India deserves a seat at the table. When China’s foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying was asked why China is blocking India from getting into NSG she said “The word blocking is not proper. In the NSG agenda we have never seen the topic of non-NPT countries entry. So it does not make sense to say we block the entry.”

The Chinese foreign office spokesperson further added “As all of us can see all the countries are concerned about this issue and various issues relating to non-NPT countries entry into the NSG has been discussed through friends of chair presided over by the Chair of the NSG and We hope that relevant discussion will keep going and Chinese side will take constructive part in the discussion.” However it seems China is slowly changing its mind because it is getting isolated in this particular issue.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told PTI that “China hopes to discuss further this issue and will play a constructive role in the discussions,” she said. “Although parties are yet to see eye-to-eye on this issue, such discussions help them better understand each other.” But it seems China is still pushing Pakistan’s candidature for a seat in NSG. However other countries are not in favor of Pakistan granting membership into NSG because it has a long history of nuclear proliferation.

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