The Dragon is hoping to discuss ‘possibilities’ with India in its bid to get the full-fledged membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) , said by a Chinese Diplomat, just before the summit in India ahead.
India last month had substantive talks with its neighbor in its attempt to join the NSG, a group that trades in civil nuclear technology comprising of 48 member countries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s motive to join NSG is to back a multi-billion dollar partnership with the United States, France, and Russia and to reduce India’s dependence on polluting fossils. Till now India has failed to win the strategic support of the rival China, which has an advantage of veto power in its hand.
In this case, both nations have had long and very good communications and China is now willing to have further communications with India to increase consensus. The dragon has agreed to together explore all kinds of possibilities but insists that these must fall within the charter of the NSG.