US backs India’s bid for NSG membershipWashington: Backing India's bid to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the US on Tuesday, 7th June 2016, has said by becoming the member of the elite grouping the country would be in a stronger position to be a "good citizen" on proliferation- related issues.
After discussions with US Presidet Barack Obama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that US President has extended support to NSG and MTCR.
“Will meet again in G20 ,will fulfill dream of climate justice.Our friend Obama extended support to MTCR and NSG ,will always be grateful’ said :PM.
Obama and Modi issed Joint statement of from the White House in Washington after the meeting.
‘India and USA have strong bonds I have fond memories of India, when I took part in Republic Day, Obama said.
We discussed regional security issues, We wish to work together on cyber security, We discussed progress made on nuclear civil cooperation, Obama added.
‘We want to thank my close friend President Obama,we discussed a range of issues. Also thank US Congress for inviting me. We are working shoulder to shoulder, we are proud. Will continue working together, Prime Minister Modi said.."Having gone down the path of the civil nuclear agreement with India, and having invested a significant amount of time in building up our cooperation with India as it relates to nuclear security," Deputy National Security Advisor Benjamin Rhodes told a Washington audience.
Rhodes remarks on India came in response to a question about why some countries like China are opposing India's membership in the 48-member NSG.
He said the US believed that engaging India and trying to bring it into international processes will be more effective in promoting the country's security protocols.