New Delhi : India and Pakistan exchanged lists of their nuclear installations and facilities for the 17th consecutive year Tuesday.
The exchange took place simultaneously through diplomatic channels at New Delhi and the Pakistani capital Islamabad, said an external affairs ministry press release.
The list exchange is based on the accord that prohibits the two countries from targeting each other’s nuclear installations. The Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear Installations and Facilities was signed Dec 31, 1988 and entered into force Jan 27, 1991.
As per the agreement, India and Pakistan need to inform each other of their nuclear installations and facilities on one fixed day of each calendar year as per the 1988 accord. The first such exchange took place on Jan 1 1992.