Armed Forces must be trained against chemical attacks: Rajnath Singh

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the armed forces must be fully equipped to operate against chemical-biological attacks in the future. Singh was addressing a gathering at the Defence Research and Development Establishment (DRDE).

Gwalior-based DRDE is the only designated national laboratory recognised for verification of environmental and bio-medical samples by the International Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. It was designated and has been functioning as an independent laboratory since the past 45 years.

“Use of chemical-biological weapons may jeopardise life, health, property and commerce in a way that it may take longer to recover. In many of the regions where we deploy our forces, potential adversaries may use these weapons. Read More

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