Ahead of the India-US bilateral meeting, the two sides disclosed that India had cleared all hurdles to become a member of the 34-member Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), a non-proliferation regime of which China is NOT a member. Monday was the deadline for any member to object to a new entrant, and none had. Because the MTCR members also constitute the core of the membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the message to Beijing was clear: New Delhi has the support of the majority, possibly all of the NSG members, except that of China, which is blocking India's membership with a spurious bid to also get Pakistan, a known proliferator, into the club. En route to the US, Modi obtained unqualified support from Switzerland for the NSG membership and post-Washington, he is expected to get support from Mexico. Obama reaffirmed US support.
After the meet, Modi expressed gratitude for Obama's support for Delhi's membership to the MTCR and NSG. Modi thanked Obama for US's support to the MTCR and NSG as as they broke for a brief interaction with the media before repairing for a working lunch, when they will be joined by their delegations to continue deliberations.