Nuclear energy still challenge for India: PM Modi

China has repeatedly blocked India's entry into the 48-member grouping which regulates the global nuclear commerce.

Published: 25th September 2019 11:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th September 2019 11:12 PM   |  A+A-

PM Narendra Modi. (Photo | AP)

By PTI

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that India not being a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group is hindering its ability to get necessary fuel supply for producing nuclear energy and if this problem is solved, the country could become a model for the rest of the world.

One challenge that still confronts us is nuclear energy, Modi said.

"We are not a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group and due to this we dont really have the ability to get the necessary fuel supply for producing nuclear energy," Modi said during a Q&A session at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum here.

He said if India gets a solution on this front, then the country could be a model in this area for the rest of the world.

China has repeatedly blocked India's entry into the 48-member grouping which regulates the global nuclear commerce.

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Ever since India applied for the membership of the NSG in May 2016, China has been insisting that only those countries which have signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) should be allowed to enter the organisation.

India is not a signatory of the NPT.

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