Tashkent/Seoul: Prime Minister Modi requests Xi to fairly consider their NSG bid.
Several countries like US and France have backed India's bid for NSG however China is one country that is reluctant to give their consent. India, mainly, wants to become a member of the NSG to get better access to low-cost and clean nuclear energy.
China, is adamant with their stance that India's membership is not under consideration as it has not signed the NPT (nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty)." A two-day annual plenary of the NSG began today in the South Korean capital during which India's application for membership of the atomic trading club is likely to be deliberated upon. There are also countries such as Turkey, New Zealand and South Africa which have reservations over India's membership to the 48-nation grouping, however India is optimistic that it will dissipate if China approves.