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India, Pakistan exchange lists of nuclear facilities

India and Pakistan have exchanged the list of their nuclear installations and facilities under the Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear installations.

This exchange is done on 1st of January every year between the two neighbouring countries that bars them from attacking each other’s atomic facilities.

This is the 25th consecutive exchange of such list between the two countries, the first one having taken place on 1 January 1992.

Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear installations

  • It bilateral agreement signed between India and Pakistan that bars them from carrying out any surprise attack (or to assist foreign power to attack) on each other’s nuclear installations and facilities.
  • It was signed on 31st December 1988 and entered into force on 27 January 1991. It was signed by then Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and his Pakistani counterpart Benazir Bhutto.
  • Under it both countries inform each other about their nuclear installations and facilities that need to be covered under the Agreement on 1 January every year.

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