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The Non-Proliferation Orthodoxies Stalling India's NSG Bid

How's this for irony: it was India's nuclear test of May 1974 that brought together the initial group of seven nuclear suppliers to form the "London Club" -- later christened as the NSG -- to formulate rules and guidelines for nuclear trade. Since 1978, when the first guidelines were formulated, India found itself at the receiving end of the NSG, with the 1992 guidelines totally cutting out the nation from global nuclear commerce.