New Delhi [India]Jan 1 (ANI): India and Pakistan on Sunday exchanged lists of nuclear facilities simultaneously through diplomatic channels in New Delhi and Islamabad under a longstanding agreement between the two neighbours.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA) said the list was exchanged under the agreement between India and Pakistan on the prohibition of attacking nuclear facilities and installations.
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“India and Pakistan today exchanged simultaneously in New Delhi and Islamabad, through diplomatic channels, lists of nuclear facilities and installations that are part of the agreement between India and Pakistan prohibiting attacks on nuclear facilities and installations,” the MEA said in a statement. said the statement. statement.
The agreement, which came into force on 27 January 1991, provides, inter alia, for India and Pakistan to notify each other of nuclear installations and facilities covered by the agreement on 1 January of each calendar year.
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“The agreement, signed on 31 December 1988 and entered into force on 27 January 1991, provides, inter alia, for India and Pakistan to notify each other of nuclear installations and facilities covered by the agreement on 1 January of each calendar year,” the statement added.
This is the 32nd consecutive exchange of such lists between the two countries, the first being on 1 January 1992. 1.
The term “nuclear installation or facility” includes nuclear power and research reactors, fuel fabrication, uranium enrichment, isotope separation and reprocessing facilities, and any other installation using fresh or irradiated nuclear fuel and materials of any kind, as well as facilities storing large quantities of radioactive material facility.
The two sides also agreed to exchange annually the names of civilian prisoners and fishermen held in custody. This is in line with the 2008 agreement, under which such lists are exchanged annually on 1 January and 1 July. (Arnie)
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