BEIJING: Chinese official media on Thursday reported if New Delhi is admitted into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) nuclear balance between India and Pakistan will be broken.
Stating that India s entry into Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) will shake strategic balance in South Asia and even cast a cloud over peace and stability in the entire Asia Pacific region an article in the Global Times however said China could support India s inclusion in the 48 member nuclear club if it played by rules.
Written by Fu Xiaoqiang research fellow with the state run think tank China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations the article a second in as many days by the same daily highlights China s strident and vocal opposition to India s entry into NSG and concerns that it’s all weather ally Pakistan will be left behind because entry into the NSG will make it (India] a legitimate nuclear power.
Becoming a member of the NSG a bloc that governs civilian nuclear trade worldwide will grant India global acceptance as a legitimate nuclear power said the article titled Beijing could support India s NSG accession path if it plays by rules.
The reason why India has scored a big win in garnering support for its NSG membership from some countries is because Washington has started to treat New Delhi as part of the US alliance, the article said. INP