Pak-India exchange nuclear facilites list

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New Delhi, Jan 1: Amid prevailing tensions over the Mumbai terror attacks India and Pakistan on Thursday, Jan 1 exchanged the list of their nuclear facilities under an agreement aimed at preventing attacks on each other's atomic installations.

Pakistan Foreign Office handed over the list of installations and facilities to an Indian High Commission Official at 1100 hrs (IST) in Islamabad. In New Delhi, the Indian side handed over its list to an official of the Pakistan High Commission at the External Affairs Ministry. The two sides also exchanged fresh lists of prisoners being held in each other's jails as per the sources.

Officials said that the exchange of lists of atomic facilities is done on January 1 every year under the "Agreement between India and Pakistan on Prohibition of Attack Against Nuclear Installations and Facilities", which was signed in 1988 and ratified in 1991.

The agreement which was signed on Dec 31, 1988. According to this agreement India and Pakistan have to inform each other on Jan 1 every year aboout the nuclear installations and facilities to be covered by the pact. However India and Pakistan had expressed subsequent reservations regarding the list of prisoners they exchanged.

OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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