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India destroys its chemical weapons stockpile

Thu, May 14 02:41 PM

New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) India has informed the United Nations that it has destroyed its stockpile of chemical weapons in compliance with the international Chemical Weapons Convention. With this India has become third country after South Korea and Albania to do so.

The government notified the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on March 26 of the fulfilment of its obligations to 'completely destroy' its declared chemical weapons stockpile.

'The OPCW inspectors finalised all necessary on-site activities to allow termination of systematic verification of destruction, and ceased their physical presence at the facility as of the end of March 2009,' Michael Luhan, OPCW's head of Media and Public Affairs, told IANS in an e-mail from The Hague in The Netherlands, where the regulator is based.

'In addition, our inspectors confirmed the com


Added: May-15-2009 Occurred On: May-15-2009
By: fatality09
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