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India not opposed to Pakistan’s membership of NSG

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NEW DELHI: Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said India was not opposed to Pakistan’s membership of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), ARY News reported.

“We are not opposed to any country’s entrance into NSG based on merit, including Pakistan,” she said during a press conference.

The Indian foreign minister rejected the notion that China is opposing India’s membership of NSG and said China was only discussing the criteria procedure and not opposed to India’s membership of NSG.

“I am hopeful we will be able to convince China as well in this regard. I am in contact with 23 nations. One or two raised concerns but I think there is consensus,” she said.

She said India was trying to ensure that it becomes a member of NSG by the end of 2016.

Swaraj said Pakistan and India were enjoying warm relationship and after the Pathankot air base attack in India Nawaz Sharif himself had offered to help with the Pathankot probe.

“We have difficult issues to resolve with Pakistan. There is ease and warmth in the relations between the two countries at present.”

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