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Bio-Terrorism and Bio-defence

P.R. Chari and Suba Chandran

This book seeks to address these issues of bio-terrorism and bio-defence. They are grouped under three major heads relating to national and international efforts to combat biological weapons, bio-terrorism and bio-defence. A fourth section deals with the investigations into SARS and Bird flu, a chronology of important cases relating to the use of these weapons, and a bibliography of the important literature on the subject.

This volume addresses the issues embedded in the phenomenon of bio-terrorism and the problems of bio-defence to counter this threat. They are grouped under three major heads relating to national and international efforts to combat biological weapons, bio-terrorism and bio-defence. A fourth section deals with investigations into SARS and bird flu, a chronology relating to biological weapons, and a bibliography of the important literature in this regard.

Table of Contents

1. BTWC Verification: India's Position
P.R. Chari

2. International Efforts to Combat Biological Weapons
Kalpana Chittaranjan

3. Biological Warfare Agents: Defining the Threat
Gurmeet Kanwal

4. Providing for Biodefence: Vaccines for the Future
Ashok Rattan

5. Bio-terrorism: Threat Perception
V.M. Kalia

6. Biological Weapons and Bio-terrorism: Meeting the Threat
Ajey Lele

7. Biological Weapons and Bio-terrorism: Threat to the Environment
P.K. Gautam

8. Non-state Actors in South Asia: Who will use Bio-weapons and against Whom?
Suba Chandran

9. Investigation no. 1. SARS: First Pandemic of the Twenty-first Century
Animesh Rout

10. Investigation no. 2. Bird Flu
Reshmi Kazi

12. Biological Weapons: a Chronology
Prafulla Kumar

13. Bibliography
Arun Vishwanathan

About the Editors
P. R. Chari is currently Research Professor, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), New Delhi. He is a former member of the Indian Administrative Service (1960 batch/Madhya Pradesh cadre). He served in several senior positions in the Central and State Governments, and sought voluntary retirement in 1992 after 32 years in the government. He was Director of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi (1975–80), International Fellow, Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University (1983–84), Visiting Fellow, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1998), and his books include Security and Governance in South Asia (Manohar, 2001).

D. Suba Chandran is Deputy Director, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi and is currently a Visiting Fellow at the CSRS, University of Jammu. His primary area of research includes Pakistan’s internal security, in particular Balochistan, FATA and Northern Areas. He also works on Kashmir, terrorism, particularly Suicide Terrorism. Since January 2007, he is under taking field research in Kashmir on a study titled – People, State and Violence: Conflict Transformation in Jammu and Kashmir. He also edits an annual titled Armed Conflicts and Peace Processes in South Asia.

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