India, Pakistan exchange lists of nuclear sites

India and Pakistan recently exchanged for the 26th consecutive year the list of their nuclear installations under a bilateral agreement that prohibits them from attacking each other’s atomic facilities.

Key facts:

The exchange was carried out under the Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear Installations between India and Pakistan.

  • This is the 26th consecutive exchange of such list between the two countries, the first one having taken place on January 1, 1992.

About the agreement:

The agreement, which was signed on December 31, 1988, and entered into force on January 27, 1991, says that the two countries will inform each other of nuclear installations and facilities to be covered under the agreement on January 1 of every calendar year.