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US to look for opportunities to advance India's NSG bid: official

PTI | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Aug 27, 2016, 11:08 am IST
Updated Aug 27, 2016, 11:09 am IST
The official reaffirmed that Washington was looking for opportunities to nforward India's NSG bid. (Photo: file)
 The official reaffirmed that Washington was looking for opportunities to nforward India's NSG bid. (Photo: file)

Washington: President Barack Obama believes that the time has come for the NSG to take up the matter of India's membership and the US will continue to look for opportunities to advance the case, an American official has said.

"We certainly continue to work with our Indian colleagues on the way forward and continue to work with other members of the Nuclear Suppliers Group," a senior State Department Official told a group of reporters from South Asia ahead of the India visit of Secretary of State John Kerry.

The official said President Obama has been very clear and very definitive that India has met the requirements for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

"He believes that the time has come for the NSG to take up the case of India’s membership," the senior State Department official said.

"While I do not have anything to add to that, I think we continue to look for opportunities to advance the case and in those conversations and dialogues are ongoing," the official said.

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