Facts About Nuclear Agreement Between India And Pakistan

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The two big rivals India and Pakistan are observing one thing and obeying it completely in their true spirits is the exchange of their nuclear installations under the agreement, under which both the countries are prohibited from attacking each other’s atomic facilities. This agreement of ‘ Prohibition of attack against Nuclear Installation’ was actually signed on December 31, 1988, and came into force on January 27, 1991. This agreement between India nad Pakistan was signed by the Indian Prime Minister at that point of time Mr. Rajiv Gandhi and his Pakistan counterpart, Benazir Bhutto.

This mutual agreement signed between India and Pakistan restrain both the countries from carrying out any surprise attack also hinders foreign assistance in attacks on each other’s nuclear installations and facilities. Both the countries are also bound to share any information regarding any change in their nuclear installations and facilities with each other, as this was mentioned in the agreement that if any of two countries make any changes in their nuclear installations would have to inform the other country, so that they should be aware of their improvement and upgradations at any point in time.

Nuclear Agreement between India and Pakistan
Nuclear Agreement between India and Pakistan

This mutual agreement signed between India and Pakistan restrain both the countries from carrying out any surprise attack also hinders foreign assistance in attacks on each other’s nuclear installations and facilities. Both the countries are also bound to share any information regarding any change in their nuclear installations and facilities with each other, as this was mentioned in the agreement that if any of two countries make any changes in their nuclear installations would have to inform the other country, so that they should be aware of their improvement and upgradations at any point in time.In addition to the agreement on the prohibition of Attack against Nuclear Installation, New Delhi and Pakistan have also signed the agreement on Consular Access. This letter was signed between both the countries on May 21, 2008. Under this agreement, the exchange of comprehensive lists of nationals, which include civil prisoners, and fishermen of both the countries lodged in their respective jails. as per the provision of agreement twice a year on January 1 and July 1.

In addition to the agreement on the prohibition of Attack against Nuclear Installation, New Delhi and Pakistan have also signed the agreement on Consular Access. This letter was signed between both the countries on May 21, 2008. Under this agreement, the exchange of comprehensive lists of nationals, which include civil prisoners, and fishermen of both the countries lodged in their respective jails. as per the provision of agreement twice a year on January 1 and July 1. Since the first exchange took place on January 1, 1992, and this year it will complete its total of 26th consecutive exchange of the nuclear installation lists. Whenever this exchange takes place, it is being covered by a proper diplomatic channel in both the countries at New Delhi and Islamabad. Both the countries are supposed to deliver the lists to the high commission on either side.

Since the first exchange took place on January 1, 1992, and this year it will complete its total of 26th consecutive exchange of the nuclear installation lists. Whenever this exchange takes place, it is being covered by a proper diplomatic channel in both the countries at New Delhi and Islamabad. Both the countries are supposed to deliver the lists to the high commission on either side.According to the agreement’s language the term ” Nuclear installations or facility” includes nuclear power and research reactors, separation uranium enrichment, fuel fabrication, separation and reprocessing facilities as well as any other installation with fresh or irradiated nuclear fuel and materials in any form and establishment storing significant quantities of radioactive materials.

According to the agreement’s language the term ” Nuclear installations or facility” includes nuclear power and research reactors, separation uranium enrichment, fuel fabrication, separation and reprocessing facilities as well as any other installation with fresh or irradiated nuclear fuel and materials in any form and establishment storing significant quantities of radioactive materials.Despite all the

Despite all the rivalry between two countries they have nicely kept it till date and they are completely obeying the tradition of exchanging installations lists by developing it as an exercise in faith. But only keeping this tradition alive would ensure the nation’s security. Moreover, when IAEA analyzed the framework for the safety of nuclear power plants and research reactors, it was declared that India is not independent enough to take internal emergency arrangements. It was also shown that India has poor nuclear material safety records, not only this, in fact, India has also been ranked below Pakistan in terms of nuclear material safety in Nuclear Material Safety Index (NTI), India is only above North Korea and Iran.

It is completely ok to say that exchanging lists is merely a list which depicts what India wants to show to the world.

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