India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear installations
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Both Country India and Pakistan has exchanged for the 28th consecutive year a list of their nuclear installations under a bilateral agreement that prohibits them from attacking each other’s atomic facilities.
The agreement, which was signed on December 31, 1988 and came into force on January 27, 1991, says that the two countries will inform each other of nuclear installations and facilities to be covered under the agreement on January 1 of every calendar year.
- Both India and Pakistan will inform each other about their nuclear installations and facilities on 1st January each year and also whenever there is a change.
- This is the twenty eighth consecutive exchange of such list between the two countries, the first one having taken place on January 1, 1992.
- The two countries exchanged lists of prisoners and fishermen in keeping with the provisions of a 2008 agreement under which such lists are shared on January 1 and July 1 every year.
- Both countries have adopted the agreement as part of their efforts to uphold durable peace and develop friendly and harmonious bilateral relations.