India And Pakistan Exchange Their List Of Nuclear Installations

01/01/2015 12:24 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, walks to shake hand with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif before the start of their meeting in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Analysts say Sharif's visit could signal an easing of tensions between the often-hostile, nuclear-armed neighbors. No details were given about what the two men would discuss, but Modi is likely to ask Pakistan to hasten investigations into the Mumbai attack and put its perpetrators on trial. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)

NEW DELHI: India and Pakistan on Thursday exchanged the list of their nuclear installations under a bilateral agreement that bars them from attacking each other's atomic facilities.

This is the 24th consecutive exchange of such list between the two countries, the first one having taken place on January 1, 1992.

"India and Pakistan today exchanged, through diplomatic channels simultaneously at New Delhi and Islamabad, the list of nuclear installations and facilities covered under the Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear installations," the external affairs ministry spokesperson said.

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

Pakistan and India also exchanged the lists of prisoners under the Consular Access Agreement between the two nations.

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