LONDON: Shocking Joke: Use Of Neutron Bomb On Pakistan And Afghanistan Border Region. Lord Gilbert
Uk former defence minister Lord Gilbert suggests that 'Neutron' bomb could be used in the troubled border of Pakistan and Afghanistan region.
He was debating on multi lateral nuclear disarmament in Lords.
Use of such weapons could "greatly reduce problems of protecting those borders", he added.
He explained that neutron bomb is actually an enhanced radiation reduced blast weapon (ERRB), could have "many uses" today.
Former defence secretary Lord Browne criticed Lord Gilbert over his remarks
Cabinet Office spokesman Lord Wallace of Saltaire said the Government did not share Lord Gilbert's "rumbustious" views on the sensitive issue.