India and Pakistan on Saturday exchanged a list of their nuclear installations through diplomatic channels simultaneously in New Delhi and Islamabad, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement.
Under the Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear Installations and Facilities, both India and Pakistan inform each other of the nuclear installations and facilities in an attempt to prohibit the two sides from attacking each other’s nuclear facilities.
“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 and facilities between India and Pakistan,” the MEA said in a statement.
The practice has been continuing for 31 years since it was first signed on December 31, 1988 and came into force on January 27, 1991.
“The Agreement, which was signed on 31 December 1988 and entered into force on 27 January 1991 provides, inter alia, that India and Pakistan inform each other of the nuclear installations and facilities to be covered under the Agreement on the first of January of every calendar year,” the statement reads.
This was the 31st consecutive exchange of such lists with the first one taking place on January 01, 1992.