Practice Relating to Rule 84. The Protection of Civilians and Civilian Objects from the Effects of Incendiary Weapons
In 1973, in its reply on the report of the UN Secretary-General on napalm and other incendiary weapons and all aspects of their possible use, India stated that possible agreement could only be found on restrictions of use against civilian objects. It stated that it would “take an active interest in, and promote” a prohibition of all inhumane weapons, including incendiary weapons, against civilian targets, with due regard for the principles of reciprocity and right of retaliation.
At the Third Preparatory Committee for the Second Review Conference of States Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons in 2001, India stated that it “fully supported the idea of expanding the scope of the [Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons] to cover armed internal conflicts”.