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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The resolutions focus on regional disarmament, conventional arms control at regional and subregional levels as well as Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) in the regional and sub regional context.Pakistan's Ambassador at the UN Maleeha Lodhi described the adoption of these resolutions with the support of an overwhelming majority of countries as acknowledgement of Pakistan's commitment to promote the objectives of regional and global disarmament.
Under the terms of the draft resolution on "Conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels", the General Assembly would decide to give urgent consideration to the issues involved in conventional arms control at regional and subregional levels, while also recognizing the importance of equitable representation of women in arms control negotiations.
"In the coming year, the administration will continue to align US conventional arms transfer policy with US national, economic security and foreign policy objectives and in support of the defense industrial manufacturing base," it added.
While the resolution on conventional arms control was rejected by India, the resolutions onregional disarmament and CBMs were adopted by consensus.
It contains strong regulations, based on human rights and international humanitarian law, and provides a set of criteria in the export of conventional arms.
The Conventional Arms Transfer includes policy changes prioritized by DAEC that will "improve bid timeliness while reducing costs to industries, place emphasis on economic considerations in the federal transfer decision process, and expand trade promotion", Webster said in a statement.
Usman Ali Bhatti Director Exports in his detailed briefing told the Naval Chief that POF is a gigantic complex and its industrial base is strong enough to undertake development and production of almost all types of conventional arms and ammunitions.
Conventional arms imbalances generally--and US conventional military superiority specifically--are as much potential drivers of nuclear proliferation and geostrategic instability as nuclear weapons are.
representative to NATO on conventional arms control and deputy assistant secretary for political-military affairs.
NEW YORK (CyHAN)- The Chair of the Security Council Sanctions Committee on Iran said on Wednesday (25 June) that the Committee had received a report from a member state of a cargo of conventional arms, intercepted in the Red Sea, "allegedly loaded onto a vessel in the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas."
THE CONTROL OF CONVENTIONAL ARMS HAS OFTEN SEEMED THE POOR COUSIN of the global efforts to control weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
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