India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear installations

India and Pakistan on Friday performed the annual New Year Day ritual of exchanging lists of nuclear installations and facilities in each other’s country in accordance with a 1988 bilateral agreement.

They have also exchanged lists of each country’s nationals held prisoners in other’s jails.
According to a press release issued by the Ministry of External Affairs here, India and Pakistan 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 between India and Pakistan.

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

India and Pakistan on Friday also exchanged, through diplomatic channels simultaneously at New Delhi and Islamabad, the lists of nationals (including civil prisoners and fishermen) of each country lodged in the jails of the other country, thus adhering to the provisions of the agreement on Consular Access between India and Pakistan.

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