India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear installations

NEW DELHI: Arch rivals India and Pakistan today exchanged the list of their nuclear installations and facilities covered under the agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear Installations between the two countries.

The exchange took place through diplomatic channels simultaneously at New Delhi and Islamabad, reports said.

The agreement, which was signed on December 31, 1988 and entered into force on January 27, 1991, provides, inter alia, that the two countries inform each other of nuclear installations and facilities to be covered under the agreement on January 1 every year.

This is the 23rd consecutive exchange of such lists between the two countries, the first one having taken place on January 1, 1992, the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement here.

The two countries also exchanged the list of their prisoners lodged in others’ jails, consistent with the provisions of the Agreement on Consular Access between India and Pakistan.

The agreement which was signed on May 21, 2008 provides that a comprehensive list of nationals of each country lodged in others’ jails has to be exchanged twice each year, on January 1 and July 1. Agencies

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