No chemical weapons in hands of NE rebels: NACWC
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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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