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Despite Narendra Modi’s stellar efforts, China can still destroy India’s NSG dreams
Written by Manu Balachandran
June 13, 2016
Travelling halfway across the world and back, the Indian prime minister held hectic negotiations with global leaders with a one-point agenda: winning support for India’s entry into the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
The 48-member NSG, set up after India conducted nuclear tests in 1974, regulates the trade of nuclear technology. While India isn’t a member yet, the group had earlier exempted Asia’s third-largest economy from its restrictions on civilian nuclear trade. India is now lobbying hard to become a member.
Last week, Modi met with the leaders of Mexico and Switzerland—both nations had earlier been skeptical about India’s NSG entry—and managed to convince them. Modi is also pinning his hopes on the US’s ability to garner support from other members.
On Saturday (June 10), he dialled Russian president Vladimir Putin to seek support.
Yet, all his hard work could still go down the drain.http://qz.com/703165/despite-narendra-modis-stellar-efforts-china-can-still-destroy-indias-nsg-dreams/