New Delhi: In a telephonic conversation with Rajanath Singh, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu warned him about the possible use of a ‘dirty bomb’ over Ukraine. He said that his country is pondering over the use of the bomb due to the provocations by Kyiv. Reacting to Shoigu’s concern, Singh reiterated India’s position to follow the path of dialogue and diplomacy to end any conflict instead of the ways causing human casualties.
He briefed me on the evolving situation in Ukraine, including his concerns about possible provocations through use of ‘dirty bomb’.
I reiterated India’s position on the need to pursue the path of dialogue and diplomacy for an early resolution of the conflict.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) October 26, 2022
”The prospect of the usage of nuclear or radiological weapons goes against the basic tenets of humanity,” added Rajanth Singh.
Amid the ongoing debate over the use of dirty bombs, we are going to explain everything about it and its impact on any region. We also know how a bomb got its name dirty bomb.
What is a dirty bomb?
Dirty bombs are known for being cheap and easier to transport as they are made of conventional items like dynamite and radioactive material such as uranium. It is said that harmful gases are scattered through the air. The explosion causes damage but it is not as destructive as a nuclear bomb.
Why does Russia warn to use the dirty bomb?
We all have seen the damage caused by the use of nuclear bombs in Japan. However, the dirty bomb is known for causing panic and fear among the public rather than damage as the nuclear bomb.
The intention behind the name can be understood with the name it is referred. A dirty bomb is called a ”weapon of mass disruption” while nuclear bombs are referred to as a ”weapon of mass destruction”.
By warning against the use of ‘dirty bomb’, Russia is trying to create psychological pressure on every country.
Can a dirty bomb be said dangerous?
So far, any country did not use the bomb successfully anywhere in the world. However, the radioactive material can be somewhat dangerous if the bomb is dropped in a crowded area.