The much expected bid to secure membership to the 48 nation Nuclear Supplier Group hit a dead end as China raked up procedural issues as well as India not signing Non Proliferation Treaty to scuttle Indian’s chances in the elite nuclear club. Thus the Dragon leaves the Elephant licking its wounds at Seoul despite all the efforts to come into the elite group. However there is a high hope that the path will be cleared by the year end and the initiative taken will come handy to settle the issue with the US taking a lead role. Even though it was disappointing for India, it was not surprising as China was waiting for an opportune moment to let down India as our country is growing in proportion and may outwit China in coming years.
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