Nuclear Suppliers Group


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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Why India Should Continue to Push For NSG Membership

With the prospects of India's immediate participation in the Nuclear Suppliers Group getting blocked, there are emerging questions as to what now and what next. Is this a permanent setback or should India continue to pitch for NSG entry as a participating government? Is India willing to undertake additional responsibilities by way of "entry fee" into the NSG? While India's admittance into the NSG will not accrue it stupendous advantages, entry into the export control group is nevertheless coveted for some good reasons.