Conventional Weapon


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A weapon that is in relatively wide use and doesn’t include weapons of mass destruction, such as nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons
Examples Small arms and light weapons, sea and land mines, non-nuclear bombs, shells, rockets, missiles and cluster munitions; acceptable use of all types of conventional weapons in war time is governed by the Geneva Conventions
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But here let us consider recent progressive arms control and disarmament initiatives on conventional weapons that could make use of examples of best practice from the Ottawa Treaty process.
Pakistan, he said, shares the concerns about the acquisition and use by non-state actors and terrorists of IEDs as well as various types of conventional weapons.
The CCW restricts or prohibits conventional weapons that have been deemed excessively injurious or to have indiscriminate effects.
As per the law, possessing conventional weapons without obtaining a license from the ROP is illegal and those violating the law could be jailed, and fined more than 100 Omani riyals.
It says Russia could use nuclear weapons in retaliation to the use of nuclear or other weapons of mass destruction against the country or its allies, and also in the case of aggression involving conventional weapons that ''threatens the very existence'' of the Russian state.
But Alexander Konovalov, a Moscow-based independent military expert, believed Moscow could be already building new weapons when it mentioned using precision conventional weapons as a "strategic deterrent.
Alexander Konovalov, a Moscow-based independent military expert, said the doctrine's mention of using precision conventional weapons as a "strategic deterrent" sounds vague, but could be a reference to new weapon designs.
The United States is a global leader in efforts to mitigate the illicit trafficking and destabilizing accumulation of conventional weapons through multilateral diplomacy and bilateral assistance to countries," said U.
In the deserts of Libya, as Muammar al-Qadhafi's regime crumbled, a new threat emerged: The disintegration of Qadhafi's government brought to light a new store of undeclared chemical and conventional weapons that had been long hidden or forgotten.
As we have seen to our horror in Syria, innocents are lolled by the full range of conventional weapons used in combat: from fighter aircraft to tanks and armoured vehicles to artillery and rockets.
London, May 10 ( ANI ): Prof Ronald Arkin and Prof Noel Sharkey will debate on the inevitability of autonomous killer robots at the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons.
He may not be in a position to use chemical weapons but he is making good use of the conventional weapons.

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