The global nuclear proliferation watchdog is meeting on June 9 where, besides other matters, India’s membership application will also be considered. But America’s most influential daily says India’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is “not merited until the country meets the group’s standards.”
American experts say China may not oppose India’s membership bid, but it may argue in favour of membership of Pakistan which has also moved an application in the NSG. “Pakistan and China have played their cards really well this time around. Pakistan has an application for NSG membership and China can, therefore, argue what’s good for the goose is good for the gander,” said Micheal Krepon, a nuclear proliferation expert and co-founder of the Stimson Center, a think tank in Washington DC.
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