Thousands of guns are recovered every year despite strict laws on the use of weapons: India

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United Nations. India has said that despite the country having stringent laws to check the use of small and light weapons, its security agencies seize thousands of weapons illegally smuggled across the border every year. Sandeep Arya, Additional Secretary in the Department of Disarmament and International Security, Ministry of External Affairs, said, “The continuing increase in the supply of small and light illicit weapons to terrorists, armed groups and other illegal organizations is a clear indication that the United Nations’ Program of There is a need to make more efforts for the implementation of ‘Action’.

In the 8th biennial meeting of the ‘Program of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons’ (Programme for Action Against Small Arms and Light Weapons) (UNPOA) held on Monday, Arya said that India is committed to the effective implementation of the United Nations program on small and medium scale weapons. Sees it as an important part of multilateral efforts to end the illegal trade in light weapons. “We particularly value the importance of UNPOA’s role in combating armed conflict and terrorism,” he said. Terrorism is one of the biggest challenges for the world. India’s security agencies seize thousands of illegal weapons every year, which are smuggled across the border, despite strict laws governing the control of small and light arms in the country.

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FIRST PUBLISHED : June 28, 2022, 10:40 IST

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