This is as it should be. It was foolish and futile to try and somehow shame China into supporting the Indian cause.
Actually, the first round of diplomacy began with President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to Beijing last month.
Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar (right) was in Beijing to undertake direct diplomacy with China, in a bid to get support for India’s membership into the Nuclear Suppliers Group
What is not widely known is that the Foreign Secretary, who was accompanying the President, took the opportunity to engage the Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi in a one-on-one meeting.
What transpired in either meeting will not be known, but the success or failure of the effort will soon become evident in the forthcoming NSG meeting in Seoul.