Why this fuss about NSG membership?

Rethinaraj, TS Gopi (2016) Why this fuss about NSG membership? The Hindu, 8 July 2016.

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    Abstract: The decision of the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group (NSG) to deny India membership to its club is hardly surprising despite the government employing its diplomatic muscle in the run up to the group’s plenary meeting in Seoul this month. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal pleas to leaders of important countries, including China, certainly helped build broad support among NSG members for India. However, China’s resolute opposition (which is quite independent of Pakistan’s obstinacy) has ensured keeping India outside the NSG tent for now. While the Prime Minister cannot be faulted for embarking on ambitious foreign policy goals, it is puzzling why he risked his personal reputation by hitching India’s diplomatic horse to a wrong cart. NSG membership, while desirable, is an issue of marginal importance to India’s nuclear energy development.
    Item Type: Media Clippings
    Subjects: School of Natural and Engineering Sciences > Energy
    Divisions: Schools > Natural Sciences and Engineering
    Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2016 06:00
    Last Modified: 11 Jul 2016 06:00
    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/1127

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