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China Is Trying To Block India's Membership At NSG, Says Lisa Curtis

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lisa curtisAhead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States, Heritage Foundation’s Lisa Curtis on Monday said that China is making every possible effort to block India's membership at Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). While speaking with the Media, Lisa said: "China tried to block the banning of Masood Azhar at UN, also trying to block India's membership at NSG." Lisa Curtis focuses on U.S. national security interests and regional geopolitics as a senior research fellow on South Asia in The Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center. Describing PM Modi's visit to the US as an opportunity to highlight progress made in India-US relations, Lisa said: "PM Modi's visit to the US offers an opportunity to highlight progress made in India-US relations in past 2 years." There is hope that the two sides (India-US) might finalise the logistics agreement, she added. She further stated that she expect a positive response from the US for India's NSG membership. Curtis said, "I think the US will come out in strong support for India's membership to Nuclear Suppliers Group." After visiting Switzerland in the third leg of his five-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi departed for Washington on Monday evening .

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