Pakistan’s membership in NSG vital for lasting regional peace: Air Chief

  • Sohail Aman says Pakistan has stronger credentials than India to get membership of NSG
Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman has said that membership of Pakistan in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) was inevitable for enduring peace and stability in the region as well as the world.


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He stated this while addressing a seminar in Islamabad titled “NSG Membership of Non-NPT States: Opportunities and Challenges”.

The Air Chief added that race of nuclearisation in the South Asian region and Pakistan occurred due to its much-larger neighbour’s desires to get nuclear arsenal.

He highlighted that nuclearisation of Pakistan had brought balance causing, to some extent, peace and stability within the region.

Earlier, the speakers said Pakistan has stronger credentials than India to get member of the NSG.

NSG

The Nuclear Suppliers Group is a group of nuclear supplier countries that seeks to contribute to the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons through the implementation of two sets of Guidelines for nuclear exports and nuclear-related exports. The NSG first met in November 1975 in London, and is thus popularly referred to as the “London Club” (“Club de Londres”).

Membership: 48 supplier states: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and United States