India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear facilities

NEW DELHI: Continuing an uninterrupted practice of 29 years, India and Pakistan exchanged a list of their nuclear facilities on Wednesday under a bilateral agreement that prohibits them from attacking the atomic facilities of others.

The two countries exchanged the list of nuclear facilities and facilities covered by the Agreement on the Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Facilities between India and Pakistan, the Foreign Ministry said. This was done simultaneously through diplomatic channels in New Delhi and Islamabad.

The exchange of the list took place amid tense diplomatic ties between the two countries on the issue of Kashmir.

The agreement was signed on December 31, 1988 and entered into force on January 27, 1991.

The pact obliges the two countries to inform each other of the nuclear facilities and facilities that will be covered under the agreement on January 1 of each calendar year.

This is the 29th consecutive exchange of the list with the first one taking place on January 1, 1992.