It is not yet clear if China will clear India’s way for Nuclear Suppliers Group’s membership. Yet, public affairs spokesperson speaking about Narendra Modi’s Tashkent trip had reserved his comments to saying – Narendra Mosi on Thursday urged Chinese President Xi Jingping ‘to make a fair assessment of India’s application. Meanwhile China’s declaration earlier in the day said that – parties are yet to see eye to eye on this issue thus underlining that BJP is yet to accede to India’s application.
Prime Minister, who is on a short trip to Uzbekistan to attend the SCO summit, said in a statement before leaving that India is glad to be a member of the SCO and that India attaches great importance to ties with Central Asia and always seeks to expand economic and people-to-people ties with the region. Infact, what India right now needs is the support from China.
This meeting with the Chinese President (of which not much is known in terms of the result of the much anticipated exchange), especially gains in significance since, annual plenary of the NSG coincides with SCO summit. During the NSG India’s application for membership of the premier nuclear club will be discussed.