New Delhi, June 24: China has once again reiterated that it will not back any nation's bid into the NSG until the rules are followed. China which has been a stumbling block for India's entry into the NSG made it clear once again that until the rules are followed, it will not allow any nation to be part of the NSG.
China chief negotiator in Seoul said that Beijing would back a country only if its a member of the NPT. Those countries which are non NPT members will not be allowed membership of the NSG.
Both India and Pakistan are not members of the NPT. We do not back India or Pakistan until the rules are followed, China contended.
India meanwhile has been making a push to be part of the NSG. Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Chinese President Xi Jinping at Seoul yesterday to consider Delhi entry into the NSG.
China held up the meeting at Seoul for nearly 5 hours in the morning yesterday using a procedural block. However it conceded after the meeting decided to consider the technical and legal issues with regard to the entry of non NPT members.