Successfully blocked India’s bid in NSG membership, claims ‘Jittery’ Pakistan

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Updated: June 22, 2016 12:32:12 PM

Pakistan today claimed that it was successful in blocking India's move for NSG membership.

 (Reuters)India has backing of US, Japan, Russia, Mexico, Britain and Switzerland for NSG membership. US reiterated call for support to India’s NSG membership. (Reuters)

Pakistan today claimed that it was successful in blocking India’s move for NSG membership.

Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan successfully blocked India’s move ‘to gain membership in the 48-member grouping.

Also Read: China continues to stonewall India’s NSG membership

India’s rival Pakistan enjoys the backing of its close ally China  as Beijing playing a dampener saying that India’s admission to the elite Nuclear Suppliers’ Group (NSG) is not on the agenda of the grouping which began its plenary session in Seoul.

 India has backing of US, Japan, Russia, Mexico, Britain and Switzerland for NSG membership.  US reiterated call for support to India’s NSG membership.

Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann announced his country’s support to India’s membership in the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group.

India’s chances received a boost from Mexico as Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced support for India’s NSG membership on June 9.

British Premier David Cameron announced firm support for India’s NSG membership bid, ahead of the nuclear trading club’s crucial meeting scheduled on June 23 and 24.

The decision on Indian membership will be decided at the NSG  meeting in Seoul scheduled on June 23 and 24.  India claims that 21 of 23 nations back its bid.

The NSG entry is crucial for India’s energy policy.

 

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