"We are trying to ensure that India becomes a member of NSG by the end of this year. We are hoping that we will be able to convince China also. I am personally in contact with 23 nations, among them one or two have raised concerns but I think consensus is there," Swaraj said at press conference.
China is not opposing India’s accession to NSG, it is concerned about the criteria procedure to the country's membership in the organization, she specified.
The NSG comprises 48 nuclear material-producing countries. The body is one of the chief tools for controlling the exports and proliferation of materials that could potentially be used in making weapons of mass destruction, as well as tackling the black market trade of nuclear technologies.