Saturday, January 1, 2011

India, Pakistan Exchange Nuclear Installations Lists

Via The Hindu (India) -

India and Pakistan on Saturday exchanged lists of their nuclear installations and facilities as per Article-II of the Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installations and Facilities between them.

According to this Agreement – signed on December 31, 1988 – they have to exchange the lists at the start of every calendar year. The exchange of lists through diplomatic channels took place in New Delhi and Islamabad simultaneously; factoring in the time difference.

This is the 20th consecutive exchange of such lists after the Agreement came into force on January 27, 1991. The first exchange took place on January 1, 1992.

Pakistan also handed over to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad the list of Indian prisoners in Pakistani jails.

This list was given as per the Agreement on Consular Access signed on May 21, 2008. The lists of prisoners have to be exchanged on January 1 and July 1 every year as per the agreement.


According to (Pakistan)...
The agreement is known as one of the best Confidence Building Measures between the two sides that has continued to remain effective despite the status of their ties.


The agreement defines “nuclear installation or facility” as a facility including nuclear power and research reactors, fuel fabrication, uranium enrichment, isotopes separation and reprocessing facilities.

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