List of Nuke Installations exchanged by India & Pak
This exchange of list is covered under the agreement under the Agreement on the Prohibition of attack against Nuclear installationsAuthor : Sunaina
New Delhi, Jan 1: India and Pakistan exchanged the list of Nuke installations, on Tuesday, through diplomatic channels simultaneously at Islamabad and New Delhi. This exchange of list is covered under the agreement under the Agreement on the Prohibition of attack against Nuclear installations.
The Agreement, which was signed on December 31, 1988 and entered into force on January 27, 1991 provides, inter alia, that the two countries inform each other of nuclear installations and facilities to be covered under the Agreement on the first of January of every calendar year.
This is the 28th consecutive exchange of such list between the two countries, the first one having taken place on January 1, 1992.
In another related development, MEA release said India and Pakistan also exchanged, through diplomatic channels simultaneously at New Delhi and Islamabad, the lists of civilian prisoners and fishermen in their custody.
This is in keeping with the provisions of the 2008 Agreement under which such lists are exchanged on 1st January and 1st July, every year, MEA said.
India handed over lists of 249 Pakistan civilian prisoners and 98 fishermen in India's custody to Pakistan. Pakistan has shared lists of 54 civilian prisoners and 483 fishermen in its custody, who are Indians or believed-to-be-Indians.
"Government has called for early release and repatriation of civilian prisoners, missing Indian defence personnel and fishermen along with their boats. In this context, Pakistan was asked to expedite the release and repatriation of 17 Indian civilian prisoners and 369 Indian fishermen to India whose nationality has been confirmed," the release said.