Pakistan-India swap nuclear facilities list under 1988 deal

Tension has been running high between the old rivals after the Mumbai attacks on November.

Pakistan-India swap nuclear facilities list under 1988 deal

Nuclear-armed Pakistan and India swapped lists of their civilian nuclear facilities on Thursday, an annual exchange they undertake as part of a pact prohibiting attacks on such installations, Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said.

Tension has been running high between the old rivals after the November attacks on the Indian city of Mumbai in which 179 people were killed.

India blames Pakistan-based gunmen for the assault. Pakistan denies involvement by any state agency.

Despite the tension, which has raised fear of conflict, the two countries swapped lists as normal on the first working day of the year under a 1988 agreement.

"The governments of Pakistan and India today exchanged lists of their respective nuclear installations and facilities," the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

India and Pakistan both conducted nuclear weapons tests in 1998.

Reuters
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