In a first, Trump administration endorses India’s quest for NSG membership

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The Donald Trump administration for the first time since taking over this January has endorsed India’s quest for membership into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) besides two other export control regimes  Australia Group and Wassenar Group.

A US State Department official has said that Washington believes that India is ready for NSG membership in what can be described as taking forward moves made by the Obama administration to push India’s case in the exclusive club.

These remarks assume significance ahead of the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Beijing with China being the biggest roadblock to India’s entry into the NSG club.

The US official informed that Washington, working with India and Nuclear Suppliers Group members to push for New Delhi’s membership in the elite grouping, indicate that there is no change in America’s policy on the issue under the Trump regime.

“The United States supports India’s full membership in the four multilateral export control regimes, and we believe that India is ready for the NSG membership,” according to a State Department spokesperson.

India outsmarted China to become member of Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) last year. This has allowed India and its partners Russia and Israel to increase the range of jointly developed missiles including Brahmos. Read More…

 

Credit By : Economictimes.indiatimes.com

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