Activists of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, a Hindu right wing organisation promoting indigenous products, shout slogans during a protest near the Chinese embassy in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Members of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch protest near the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi on Tuesday, after China did not support India's bid for NSG membership. Pic/PTI
The protestors accused China of blocking India's entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group.
China scuttled India's NSG aspirations as the annual plenary of the 48-nation bloc ended in the South Korean capital without any decision on New Delhi's membership application.
Security personnel guard outside the Chinese Embassy where members of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch were holding a protest in New Delhi on Tuesday, after China did not support India's bid for NSG membership. Pic/PTI
India was seeking concessions from the grouping on the grounds of its clean non-proliferation record. But China virtually stonewalled India's chances by seeking the same concession for Pakistan, that has an alleged bad track record on non-proliferation as it is said to have sold atomic weapons technology to Libya, Iran and North Korea.
Police detain a member of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch during their protest near the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi. Pic/PTI
Reports say China, which blocked India's membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), is lobbying to become member of the MTCR group.
The MTCR restricts the proliferation of missiles, rocket systems, unmanned air vehicles, or drones, and the technology for systems capable of carrying a payload of 500 kilograms for at least 300 kms.