India's 93 per cent Chemical Weapons destroyed; rest by Apr'09
New Delhi, Jan 20 (PTI) India has completed destruction of 93 per cent of its chemical weapon stockpile and assured the international community of their total elimination by April next year.
The schedule for completing the process of destruction of these weapons was discussed at a high-level meeting in the Cabinet Secretariat during which the agenda for the National Authority for Chemical Weapons Convention (NACWC), was outlined, official sources said.
The NACWC was set up to monitor the commitment made by India to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), an international watchdog to ensure chemical weapon free world.
According to the latest update of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), 93 per cent destruction has been completed of the Category 1 Chemical Weapon stockpile, they said.
Category 1 weapons include bombs, grenades, canisters and other munitions that contain chemical agent like Sarin, VX, Lewisite, Mustard, Phosgene, Tabun and Soman. PTI