Supporting India’s membership bid to the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the Trump administration has urged all the members of the elite club to support New Delhi’s long-pending application. India has applied for the membership of the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) which controls the nuclear trade. The United States welcomed India’s application to join the NSG and it continues to re-affirm that India is ready for the membership.
The US and India share a commitment to preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery. “Since 2010, the US has supported India’s membership in the four multilateral export control regimes — Wassenaar Arrangement, NSG, Australia Group, and the Missile Technology Control Regime — as India prepared to take the steps required for membership in each one.
The US, the report said, welcomed India as a member of the Missile Technology Control Regime and its subscription to the Hague Code of Conduct Against Ballistic Missile Proliferation in June 2016. The report notes that the future leadership of Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) will consist of an individual with experience in defence acquisition and technology to reinforce and ensure the success of the US-India Defence Relationship.