The Congress on Monday termed External Affairs Sushma Swaraj's statement that India would not oppose application of Pakistan for entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) as "surprising".
"This is a very surprising statement.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday (Sunday) said that India will not oppose Pakistan's entry into Nuclear Suppliers Group, " said senior party leader Jairam Ramesh, noting that Pakistan "is known across the world for nuclear black - marketing".
To a question on Pakistan also trying to get NSG membership, Sushma Swaraj said: "Look, India is not a member in the group.
But we will not oppose entry of any other country.
What we want is all the applications are decided on their own merits. "