Diplomatic Fiasco - Failure to Join NSG

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By John Cherian – Fontline

Though India is trying to blame China for the failure of its bid to join the NSG, it is clear that the United States had led the Indian government up the garden path.

It is now evident that the Indian government was led up the garden path on the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership issue. The Indian diplomatic corps and Prime Minister Narendra Modi expended much time and energy in staking a claim for NSG membership. Modi made NSG membership look like India’s foremost foreign policy priority. Before the NSG plenary in Seoul on June 23-24, he hurriedly scheduled visits to Mexico, Switzerland and Uzbekistan to solicit support for India’s NSG bid.

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Vol. 12 - No. 3


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