There has never been a shortage of mutual admiration between the leaders of India and Japan, but both now evidently realise that the time is ripe to take the alliance beyond the borders of shared interest and strike a greater geostrategic understanding
For defence minister Manohar Parrikar to talk loosely about India’s nuclear prowess at a time when the PM was en route Japan is unconscionable
Manohar Parrikar, when making personal remarks about India's 'no first use' nuclear policy, should remember that he is the defence minister of the country.
Ahead of this week's NSG meet in Vienna, on Monday China stuck to its guns saying there was "no change" in its stand on India's membership bid which it has indicated would be considered only after rules for entry of non-NPT countries are finalised by the elite group.
As a crucial meeting of the Nuclear Suppliers Group next week in Vienna is set to deliberate on admitting non-NPT members, India hopes China will see the "logic" in its entry into the 48-nation grouping
A UN General Assembly committee has adopted a resolution to launch negotiations next year on a new treaty outlawing nuclear weapons, even as India abstained saying it is not convinced the move can lead to a comprehensive instrument on nuclear disarmament
China on Wednesday said it is yet to form a position on the accession of any specific non-NPT country into the NSG, as it parried questions on whether its "two-step formula" for allowing new members into the elite nuclear club was aimed at pushing Pakistan's case along with that of India.
China's latest statement about a two-step approach in connection with India's membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is nothing new, according to a source.
For the second time within a week, Pakistan today offered India a bilateral arrangement for not conducting a nuclear test, saying it will send a positive signal to the NSG where both the countries have applied for membership.
Ahead of Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to India, China's state-run media said on Friday that the door for India's admission into the NSG is "not tightly" closed and New Delhi should "fully comprehend" Beijing's concerns over the disputed South China Sea.
Taking umbrage at India's refusal to extend visas to three Chinese journalists, a state-run daily on Monday warned of "serious consequences" if the matter was a fallout of Beijing's refusal to back New Delhi's NSG membership bid.
India on Tuesday said it is engaging with China on Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and made it clear that government will never ink Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Asserting that China had created "procedural hurdles" for India in getting membership of the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), goverment said on Wednesday that it was engaging with its neighbour to iron out differences while expressing hope that the issues would be resolved.
India must figure out how to earn international trust to get into NSG instead of defaming China for its failure to do so, a Chinese daily said on Monday.
Should India learn from China how to live with diplomatic disappointments? Despite its efforts since 2004, China has not been able to become a member of Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), a nonproliferation regime that India became a party to on 27 June.
Defending China's opposition to India's entry into NSG as "morally legitimate", a state-run daily hit out at India saying the West has "spoiled" the country
Pakistan's intensive diplomatic lobbying, including letters written by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to his 17 counterparts, prevented India from gaining entry into the NSG, the country's top diplomat claimed on Monday.
The US is "disappointed" that India was not admitted to NSG during its recent plenary in Seoul, US Ambassador to India Richard Verma said on Monday.
Days after India blamed "one country" for blocking its entry into NSG, China on Monday said "many countries" had expressed their views on the accession of non-NPT countries into the nuclear trading club as it harped on the need for forging consensus over the issue.