India blames China for stalled nuclear group entry

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) at Anushakti Nagar, MumbaiIndia has blamed regional rival China for blocking its entry to a nuclear trade group opposed to the proliferation of nuclear weapons, after its members met in South Korea with no decision on India’s bid to join. India wants to become a member of the 48-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) which works to prevent the sharing of technology that could spread nuclear weapons. New Delhi believes joining the NSG, which concluded a two-day meeting in Seoul Friday, would give it better access to low-cost, clean nuclear energy, important for economic growth.

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