Yes, says Deputy Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma.
He said that PM Narendrea Modi showcased unnecessary desperation and enthusiasm to secure a place in Nuclear Suppliers Group causing embarrassment to the entire country.
He further said that never in the past has such an issue of diplomacy was conducted in such blatant manner making it clear who you are lobbying with and petitioning with. “Why did the Prime Minister and this government make so much of noise about it and kind of hectic campaigning and lobbying for it? In 2008, NSG had given India specific waiver which allowed India’s integration with the Nuclear mainstream after decades of isolation,” he shared. The 2008 agreement had paved the way for India to enter into agreement with the US. India specific IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) agreement allowed India to also trade with NSG Countries, he shared. “NSG countries can sell reactors to India and India can do the same. So there was no need of this desperation on NSG issue,” Sharma reemphasized.