Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
India. 2016 ‘Surplus.’ National Report of India on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 5, p. 5. New York NY: Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations. 31 March
Section 5: Stockpile Management
9.2. When stocks are identified as surplus, what actions does your country take with regard to the surplus (check relevant boxes)?
a) Officially declare as surplus: YES
b) Take out of service: YES
c) Record by type, lot, batch, and serial number: YES
d) Store separately: YES
e) Other: [No response]
9.3. In disposing of the surplus stocks, which of the following methods may be used (check relevant boxes)?
a) Destruction: YES
b) Sale to another State: [No response]
c) Donation to another State: [No response]
d) Transfer to another state agency: YES
e) Sale to civilians: YES
f) Sale or transfer to legal entities (e.g. museums, private security companies, etc.): [No response]
g) Other: Disposal of unserviceable/surplus weapons in Ordnance depots is carried out strictly as per laid down instructions and relevant orders on the subject. There is no possibility of misuse of any such weapon as due safeguards measures exist prior to their disposal and records are maintained thereof.