List of Nuclear Installations exchanged between India and Pakistan

On January 1, 2020, India and Pakistan exchanged their nuclear installations under an agreement that prevents them from attacking each other’s atomic facilities. The practice is being followed for 29 years for now.

Highlights

India and Pakistan exchanged the list of nuclear installations under the Agreement on Prohibition of attack against nuclear installations. The exchange was done based on diplomatic channels simultaneously in Islamabad and New Delhi. The first of the exchange took place on January 1, 1992.

Agreement on Prohibition of attack against Nuclear Installations

The agreement was signed between Pakistan President Benazir Bhutto and Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi. It was signed on December 31, 1988.

History

Between 1986 and 1987 Indian Army carried out massive exercise Brasstacks that created fear of attacks on Pakistan nuclear facilities. The fear of Pakistan was the base for the countries to sign the agreement.

Operation Brasstacks

The Operation Brasstacks was conducted by the Indian Army in Rajasthan. It was the largest troop mobilizations of the Indian forces. The goal of the operation was to deploy ground troops. It also aimed at conducting amphibious assault exercises near by Pakistan Naval bases. It was the biggest exercise of its period since World War II. It was bigger than that of NATO exercises.

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