NSG meet on, China says it will reject India’s entry. China on Friday said it will oppose India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) whose plenary session is underway in Bern. “As for non-NPT countries being admitted to the group, I can tell you there is no change in China’s position,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said. Beijing’s expected move at the session in Bern will keep New Delhi waiting for another year.The NSG, which regulates global nuclear trade, works on the principle of consensus. “I want to point out that the NSG has clear rules on expansion and Seoul plenary made clear mandates on how to deal with this issue.

“As for the criteria regarding admitting new members, this plenary meeting in Switzerland will follow mandate of Seoul plenary and uphold principle of decision upon consensus and continue to discuss various dimensions like technical, law, legal and political aspects of non-NPT countries admission to the group.

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