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No decision on India's NSG membership

No decision on India's NSG membership as China remains adamant. The plenary meeting of the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) ended at Seoul on Friday with no decision on India's membership bid as divisions persisted over admitting non-NPT members with China leading the opposition to it.  China's stand that India's membership application cannot be considered because it has not signed the Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty (NPT) was backed by nearly 10 other countries which effectively torpedoed India's bid although it had the strong backing of the US, the UK, France and a majority of countries in the nuclear trading group. Earlier, the chief Chinese negotiator, Wang Qun continued to vehemently oppose India's membership of NSG. Wang, Director General of China's Department of Arms Control, told reporters that there was no consensus on the NSG membership of non-NPT countries like India. The anti-India stand taken by China again today clearly shows that Chinese President Xi Jinping has not responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's urgings in Tashkent on Thursday that Beijing should support India's case.