The Chemical Weapons Convention Act, 2000
Chapter III Prohibition and Regulation of Chemical Weapons and Toxic Chemicals
13. Prohibition to develop, produce, acquire, etc., Chemical Weapons.-
1. No person shall-
a. develop, produce, otherwise acquire, stockpile, retain or use Chemical Weapons, or transfer, directly or indirectly, any Chemical Weapons to any person;
b. use riot control agents as a method of warfare;
c. engage in any military preparations to use Chemical Weapons;
d. assist, encourage or induce, in any manner, any person to engage in-
i. the use of any riot control agent as a method of warfare;
ii. any other activity prohibited to a State Party under the Convention.
2. The prohibition contained in sub-section (1) shall not apply to the retention or possession of Chemical Weapons, which are permitted by the Convention, pending destruction of such Weapons.