Non-Lethal Weapons: A Viable Option for Crowd Control in India
NLWs: Steps India Should Consider:
- A collective strategic vision, organizational coordination, synergy, and able political leadership will be vital for India’s futuristic NLWs deployment.
- R&D is vital in order to develop technology that is in national interest.
- Standardization and documentation of equipment validity is eminent to make sure they are safe.
- Recording and documentation of events are important so that nature of the event and effect can be analyzed and used for research.
- The legal framework needs to be developed to determine whether a new system is lawful and to ensure the legality of the use of NLWs at the time of deployment.