From the Vardarajan article
As the day wore on, the plenary frequently adjourned to allow consultations between the U.S. and those countries with outstanding issues, but towards later afternoon a potential formula within the NSG — at least in terms of structure — emerged. “What we are looking at are [the adoption of] auxiliary measures in addition to the waiver so that there can be a qualitative improvement of the international security architecture,” Peter Launsky- Tieffenthal, spokesman of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, told The Hindu on Friday evening. He said the issue at hand was the “quality” of the decision and that devices existed to extend the duration of a meeting if needed. “The decision may not come tonight but a little later.”
Indian officials refused to comment on the proposal of auxiliary measures, saying a final judgment could only be made on the basis of an actual proposal.
The holdouts are asking for a lot more thant cosmetic language changes. And the US is going along changing the draft to suit their requiremnts. And they come up with new demands. I dont know if the sum total of the chages to the draft will deteiorate qaulitatively fromthe clean but conditional waiver that India sought. The auxilary measures are egregious.
And the US nows that these are unpalatable to India and hence is making the delegation look at them before its released. By now the draft counts is more than four.
Is NSA MKN there or is SS Menon carryng all the burden on himself? I know there is no politican for they have outsourced their responsibilty to the officials to allow for blowback.