As part of an annual tradition that has been observed between the two neighbours for more than three decades, Pakistan and India interchanged a list of their nuclear installations on Sunday that could not be attacked in the event of escalating violence in hostilities, according to a Foreign Office remark in Islamabad.
According to the terms of Article II of the Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks on Nuclear Installations and Facilities, made on December 31, 1988 and approved on January 27, 1991, the names of nuclear installations and facilities were shared.
Both nations are required to notify one another about their nuclear facilities in accordance with this agreement. Since January 1, 1992, lists have been traded in this manner. In accordance with the terms of the Consular Access Agreement, which was agreed in May 2008, these lists are shared.
This news is written by Ms. Pujari Dharani, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.