'Will seek Russia's help to convince China on NSG'

About One Belt One Road issues between China and India, she termed the Kashmir an left over issue from the history between India and Pakistan which should be properly settled by the two countries through consultation and negotiation.

China on Monday said that India's entry to NSG is more complicated now, and that it wanted a non-discriminatory solution to the NSG membership issue.

India will raise with China through diplomatic channels "101 per cent" the recent incursions by Chinese military helicopters into Indian airspace over Chamoli district in Uttarakhand, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said.

China on Tuesday said it is in touch with Russian Federation over India's entry into the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), but made it clear that its position on the issue remains "unchanged".

She further said that non-NPT countries joining into the NSG is a multilateral issue which should be decided by all NSG members through consultation adding the Chinese side is in close communication with other NSG members including Russian Federation on this issue.

China on Tuesday said it was in touch with Russian Federation over India's application for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). While China has not openly supported Pakistan's membership, it came with a two-step approach which stipulates that the NSG members first need to arrive at a set of principles for the admission of non-NPT states into the NSG and then move forward discussions of specific cases.

"The CPEC is an economic corridor and not targeted at any third party and has nothing to do with any territorial dispute. It will not affect Chinas position on Kashmir", Hua added. The country has been demanding a non-discriminatory solution applicable to all non-Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) signatory countries.

On the same day, China indicated that it will block India's entry into the 48-member grouping, which regulates global nuclear trade.

Mr Li, who interacted with media to highlight Chinese President Xi Jinping's participation in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit to be held at Astana Capital of Kazakhstan on June 8-9, said China wants to deepen relations with India.

  • Leroy Wright