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Here Are Signs That The NSG Saga Has Changed How India Deals With China

China's blocking of India's bid for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is beginning to have wider effects. India appears to be recalibrating its strategy for dealing with its adversaries, especially China. With the NSG setback, India, which aspires to a global leadership role, knows it has to reiterate its image as a bold and strong player on the world stage. Signs are visible already.

Why India’s NSG Bid Was A Diplomatic Eye-Opener

China's support to Pakistan, along with its opposition to India's bid on the one side, and the US's unwavering support for India together with the White House's formal plea to NSG members to support India on the other, have brought the Asian fault lines to the fore in an unprecedented manner.
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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.
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The Pathankot Blame Game And What Really Ails Our Security Apparatus

While terms like "comprehensive restructuring" and "sweeping reforms" have become clichéd, one wonders why such symbolism and half-hearted measures are repeated after every major terror incident, or rather, why systemic transformation remains a difficult mission for this nation. This cycle has continued after Pathankot as well. While some of these proposals might be constructive, the actual question that the nation has failed to ponder on is whether such reforms will actually make a credible difference to the manner in which our national systems function.