What are White Phosphorus bombs?

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: Allegations of white phosphorus munitions being used by Russia and Ukraine are emerging.   What is white phosphorus? It is a colourless, white or yellow, waxy solid. Occurrence: It does not occur naturally. It is manufactured using phosphate rocks. …

The Conference on Disarmament

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: The Conference on Disarmament (CD) is being held in Geneva. At the conference, India expressed deep concern over the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems that could endanger peace and security, saying the possibility of terrorists …