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Amity Law School Gurugram is organising a webinar on “Bio-Warfare, Bio-Terrorism, and Bio-Security”. The speaker for the webinar is Col. (Dr.) Ram Athavale, CBRN Security, Risk Mitigation, Incident Management Consultant.
About the ALS Webinar: Bio-Warfare, Bio-Terrorism, and Bio-Security
Humanity’s battle against disease is a constantly evolving struggle. Throughout history bacteria and viruses have attacked people, animals, and plants, often with devastating effects. As if this did not challenge enough, we now face the prospect of the disease being deliberately applied for military or terrorist purposes through biological warfare. The way of countering such threats is through international law and painstakingly negotiated treaties and verification mechanisms. An important piece of protection in the battle against biological weapons is currently being negotiated.
Due increase in the threat of terrorism, the risk posed by various microorganisms as biological weapons needs to be evaluated and the historical development and use of biological agents better understood. Biological warfare agents may be more potent than conventional and chemical weapons.
Ease of production and the broad availability of biological agents and technical know-how have led to a further spread of biological weapons and an increased desire among developing countries to have them. This article explains the concepts of biological warfare and its states of development, its utilization, and the attempts to control its proliferation throughout history. The threat of bioterrorism is real and significant; it is neither in the realm of science fiction nor confined to our nation.
Date and Time: 14th May, 02:30 PM
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