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India supports ban on biological weapons at UN Security Council

New York: India on Friday supported the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) banning bioweapons at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), saying that it is important to ensure its implementation in the wake of the Ukraine invention.

“India attaches high importance to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) as a key global and non-discriminatory disarmament Convention, prohibiting an entire category of weapons of mass destruction,” the country said in its official statement.

“It is important to ensure full and effective implementation of the BTWC in letter and spirit. We also believe that any matter relating to obligations under the BTWC should be addressed as per the provisions of the Convention and through consultations and cooperation between the parties concerned,” R Ravindra, Deputy Permanent Representative at UNSC briefing said.

India expressed concern about the ongoing Ukraine crisis and added that it welcomes the latest round of diplomatic talks between the Russian Federation and Ukraine.

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“As outlined yesterday, India remains deeply concerned at the progressively deteriorating situation in Ukraine. We welcome the latest round of diplomatic talks between the Russian Federation and Ukraine,” the Indian diplomat said.

India reiterated the need for dialogue and diplomacy in solving the crisis.

Permanent Representative of India to the UN TS Tirumurti said, “We believe that immediate cessation of hostilities and diligently pursuing the path of dialogue and diplomacy is the only way forward.”

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Meanwhile, the body of Naveen Shekharappa Gyanagoudar, an Indian medical student killed in Ukraine on March 1, will reach his home in India’s Bengaluru in the early hours of Monday, chief minister Basavaraj Bommai has said.

“The body of Naveen who died in a shelling attack in Ukraine will come to Bengaluru airport on Sunday at 3 am,” Bommai said.

Naveen, from Karnataka, was killed in shelling in Kharkiv when he stepped out of the safety of a metro station to buy food in the war zone in eastern Ukraine.

His father, Shekarappa Gyanagouda, has been demanding that his son’s body be brought to India for final rites.

India Blooms News Service

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