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A biogenetic weapon aims to harm only or primarily personsof specific ethnicities or genotypes. Being an ally of the former Russian empire,the USSR, India managed to receive relevant know-how technology to developlethal biogenetic weapons. The fact that Russians had long been working on asecret project regarding the development of effective biogenetic weapon can beconfirmed by the interview of Dr Christopher Davis, a former UK DefenceIntelligence Staff.  Thus, in 1998 some biological weapon experts considered such a "genetieapon" a plausible possibility, and believed the former USSR hadundertaken some research on the influence of various substances on human genes.
In November 1998, The Sunday Times reported that Israel was attempting to build an "ethno-bomb" containing a biological agent that could specifically target genetic traits present amongst Arab populations. Wired News also reported the story.
The possibility of a "genetic bomb" is presentedin Vincent Sarich's and Frank Miele's book, Race: The Reality of HumanDifferences,  published in 2004. The authors believe that information from the Human GenomeProject will be used in just such a manner. Then, in 2005 the official view of the International Committee ofthe Red Cross was "The potential to target a particular ethnic group witha biological agent is probably not far off. These scenarios are not the productof the ICRC's imagination but have either occurred or been identified bycountless independent and governmental experts." 
In May 2007, Russian newspaper Kommersant reported that theRussian government banned all exports of human biosamples.  The report claims that the reason for the ban was a secret FSB report abouton-going development of "genetic bio-weapons" targeting Russianpopulation by Western institutions. The report mentions the Harvard School ofPublic Health, American International Health Alliance, United States Departmentof Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division, Karolinska Institutetand United States Agency for International Development.
New technologies are indeed available to translate specificgenetic sequences into markers or triggers for biological activity. And arecent analysis of human genome data in public databases revealed thathundreds, possibly thousands, of target sequences for ethnic specific weaponsdo exist. It appears that ethnic specific biological weapons may indeed becomepossible in the near future. Weapons targeting specific population groups do not need tobe deadly. They could cause temporary incapacitation, illness, sterility,permanent fatigue, or any other condition that may not be fatal but desirablefrom an aggressor’s perspective. They may be used in an all out war, in thebattlefield or against civilian population, or they may be used in covertoperations in conflict situations and with long-term effects, in order todestabilize, harm economically or weaken an enemy society. 
The above analysis proves that the existence of biogenetieapon is a reality which can no longer be ignored. Although some publicintelligence estimates have suggested that India possesses biological weapons,there is very limited open-source information available about a possible Indianbiological weapons program. India has defensive biological warfare (BW)capabilities and has conducted research on countering various diseases,including plague, brucellosis, and smallpox. India also has an extensive andadvanced pharmaceutical industry and is therefore technically capable ofdeveloping biological weapons.
A short recorded history of the development of India’sbiological warfare capabilities can shed some light on the subject. Sinceratification of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) on July 15,1974, India has sought to improve its capabilities in biotechnology, largely ina peaceful capacity. India has a well-developed biotechnology infrastructurethat utilizes well-trained scientists experienced with infectious diseases andnumerous pharmaceutical production facilities and bio-containment laboratories (includingBL-3). Some of India's facilities are dedicated to developing defensivemeasures to combat biological attacks, and these same facilities couldtheoretically provide offensive agents as well. India's expansive biotechnologyinfrastructure is centered at the Defense Research and DevelopmentEstablishment (DRDE) at Gwalior.
India has ratified the BWC and pledges to abide by itsobligations. There is no clear evidence, circumstantial or otherwise, thatdirectly points toward an offensive biological warfare program. New Delhi,however, does possess the scientific capability and infrastructure to launch anoffensive biological warfare program. Despite being a signatory of the BWC of1972, Indian companies such as NEC Engineers Private Limited and ProtechConsultants Private Limited have sold dual-use plant equipment to the formerSaddam Hussein regime in Iraq in violation of the government's regulations.Both companies were sanctioned by the United States in 2003 for their potentialrole in contributing to Iraq's alleged chemical and biological weaponsprograms. 
Amid such horrific developments of the weapons of mass destruction what remains tobe seen is whether India will use biogenetic weapons against China if an all out war breaks out between China and India in the coming days.