No chemical weapons in hands of NE rebels: NACWC

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 22:03

Shillong: The National Authority for
Chemical Weapons Convention today ruled out the possibility of
North East militant groups possessing chemical weapons.

"There was concern over the possibility of chemical
weapons reaching militant groups in northeast...The NACWC and
the International Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical
Weapons has a proper monitoring mechanism. So far we have not
come across any such incident," NACWC chairman Prajapati
Trivedi said.
"Everything is being done to ensure that such a thing
does not happen," he said.

Informing that 180 countries affiliated to the
international body have agreed to destroy their chemical
weapons, he said, "We are doing whatever is humanly possible
to ensure that chemical weapons do not reach the hands of
militants."
NACWC was set up in May 5, 1997 to fulfil the obligations
enunciated in the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Bureau Report



First Published: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 22:03

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