China and Pakistan may not agree, but the United States believes – completely – that India is ready to enter the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
Hours after China defended its blocking India from becoming part of the NSG, the US on Friday said that India does in fact meet the missile technology control regime requirements for entry into the NSG.
In fact, State Department Spokesman John Kirby last night reminded the media that US President Barack Obama said as much in 2015.
“I’d point you back to what the President said during his visit to India in 2015, where he reaffirmed that the US view was that India meets missile technology control regime requirements and is ready for NSG membership,” Kirby told reporters at his daily news conference.
Kirby’s remarks yesterday about India’s eligibility for the NSG came in response to a question about reports that China and Pakistan have joined hands to oppose India becoming a member of the NSG.