After Beijing thwarted New Delhi’s bid for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the US has reiterated that it IAS committed to India’s membership as it is ready for it. But the US remains committed. They believe that India is ready for full membership. & they will work towards that goal.
At the NSG plenary in Seoul in June, China blocked India’s bid for membership on the ground that a country has to be a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to become a member of the 48-nation bloc.
“In the last meeting, the NSG participating governments but did not reach a consensus decision , continued to work constructively with India and with members of the NSG on India’s accession in the months ahead
It must be mentioned that during Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit to New Delhi last month, it was agreed that China’s Director General for Disarmament, who heads his delegation in the NSG talks, will have negotiations with India’s Joint Secretary for Disarmament on the issue.
Following the Second India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue in New Delhi towards the end of August, US Secretary of State John Kerry also reiterated Washington’s commitment to New Delhi’s bid for NSG membership.