Days after India's hopes to enter elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) suffered setback in the Seoul meeting, as it ended with no decision on India in the middle of opposition from China, the insisted that such member should be held accountable.
"We understand that in a consensus-based organisation, one country can break consensus. But in order to do so it must be (held) accountable not isolated," said US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Tom Shannon .
"We regret, in Seoul we and India, were unable to open space necessary to allow India to move into the NSG at this moment," he said.
Shannon also said what China was doing in South China Sea is "madness", adding that it wants New Delhi to play a key role in the Indian Ocean.
He added that managing the rise of China was a major challenge and US wants to work with India to have a strong presence in the Indian Ocean.