Arms Not Under Control in India and South Asia
July 27 2011, 10:14 AM by Øistein Thorsen
Eight million light weapons are produced each year around the world; 2000 people are killed by arms everyday; 12 billion bullets are produced each year but there is currently no global agreement regulating the conventional arms and ammunition trade. The international community and the United Nations have so far failed to convince all states to agree by the principles of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). This Treaty is probably the only means of controlling the ‘arms bazaar’ that threatens to fuel much more intense armed conflict than one witnessed in the last quarter of a century.