On the occasion of New Year 2023, the list of each other’s nuclear bases was shared between the two arch rival countries of Asia. One of these two countries is India and the other is Pakistan. Both India and Pakistan are neighbors, there is not much difference in their customs and dialects. But there is still bitterness. Their border is counted among the most turbulent international border lines in the world.
There has been a war between these two so far 4 times and despite the ceasefire agreement, incidents of firing, cross-border infiltration and smuggling are common. However, despite many examples of mutual bitterness, many such agreements are being implemented well in both the countries, which can be discussed here. For example, now both the countries have handed over the list of citizens and fishermen lodged in each other’s jails to each other. Apart from this, both have also shared the list of their respective nuclear bases.
This agreement was done in 1988
In 1988, an agreement was reached to share the list of nuclear sites of India and Pakistan and other information related to them. The agreement was signed by the governments of both countries on 31 December 1988 and came into force on 27 January 1991.
The agreement was signed to reduce the risk of accidents related to nuclear weapons in both countries. Under this agreement, both countries will inform each other if there is any accident with nuclear weapons in their territory. It is said that such an agreement was made because radiation can cause damage across the border. According to media reports, this agreement came into force on 21 February 2007. For the first time in 2012, it was extended for 5 years.
Thousands of security forces are always alert for the security of the nuclear bases of both the countries. Many new technologies have also been included in the security of such bases. Due to this the scope of accidents is negligible.