INDIA, AUSTRALIA, MEXICO: ALLIES IN THE NSG
India’s application to join the NSG plenary was met with great resistance from all but two of the current members. Australia and Mexico convinced the plenary to at least discuss the subcontinent’s application. China agreed, but just under the condition that no decision would be made immediately. Consequently, the decision was made that, in order to create a roadmap for the application process, Rafael Grassi would be appointed as the envoy between countries. Despite the progress made through discussion, China is still stoutly against the idea of India being granted membership. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently conducted an interview with a Chinese government spokesman, who said that the China-India relationship is a stable one.