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India, China hold �constructive� talks

By The Assam Tribune

BEIJING/NEW DELHI, Oct 31 - India and China today held �substantive and constructive� discussions on India�s bid for NSG membership during the second round of talks between their top nuclear experts in Beijing.

Following the first such meeting in New Delhi on September 13, India and China continued their discussions on the NSG issue in Beijing today when JS (Disarmament and International Security) Amandeep Singh Gill met Director General of Department of Arms Control Wang Qun, sources said.

�The talks were substantive and constructive. The engagement will continue as per the directive of the leadership,� sources said in New Delhi.

During the talks, India once again asserted to the Chinese side that its implementation of Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty (NPT) principles was �second to none�.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told PTI in a written reply that �the two sides had constructive and substantive discussion on NSG expansion, the first committee of the UN General Assembly, the eighth review conference on the Biological Weapons Convention and other arms control issues of common interest�.

Today�s talks come ahead of a possible informal consultations in next two months on India�s membership in a NSG panel, headed by Argentine Ambassador Rafael Grossi. � PTI

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India, China hold �constructive� talks

BEIJING/NEW DELHI, Oct 31 - India and China today held �substantive and constructive� discussions on India�s bid for NSG membership during the second round of talks between their top nuclear experts in Beijing.

Following the first such meeting in New Delhi on September 13, India and China continued their discussions on the NSG issue in Beijing today when JS (Disarmament and International Security) Amandeep Singh Gill met Director General of Department of Arms Control Wang Qun, sources said.

�The talks were substantive and constructive. The engagement will continue as per the directive of the leadership,� sources said in New Delhi.

During the talks, India once again asserted to the Chinese side that its implementation of Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty (NPT) principles was �second to none�.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told PTI in a written reply that �the two sides had constructive and substantive discussion on NSG expansion, the first committee of the UN General Assembly, the eighth review conference on the Biological Weapons Convention and other arms control issues of common interest�.

Today�s talks come ahead of a possible informal consultations in next two months on India�s membership in a NSG panel, headed by Argentine Ambassador Rafael Grossi. � PTI