Process for NSG Membership Has Begun on a Positive Note: PM Modi

Before the NDA, other governments also tried getting India into the NSG, Modi said.

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File photo of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) and China’s President Xi Jinping waving to the media. (Photo: Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India has been making efforts towards getting memebership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group since the beginning. He said it was his BJP-led government that got India the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) membership, in an interview to Times Now.

Notwithstanding China’s objection to India’s entry into NSG, Modi today exuded confidence that the country will get membership of the bloc and the process for it has begun on a “positive note”.

Modi said India has a number of problems with China and efforts are on to resolve them one-by-one through talks.

He said that successive governments have made consistent efforts for getting membership of the UN Security Council, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) and the NSG.

Asked about China scuttling India’s NSG bid, despite Modi’s frequent interactions with Chinese President Xi Jingping, he said efforts are underway to resolve issues through talks.

In matters of foreign policy, it’s not necessary that the two countries will share the similar opinions. China and India have different views, but on some issues they have been cooperative. The biggest point is that now we can look China in the eye and discuss matters that interest India.
Narendra Modi

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