Pakistan, India extend five-year accord to reduce risk of nuclear disasters
The agreement between two nuclear armed neighbours came into force in 2007. It was subsequently extended for a period of five years in 2012.
It enables immediate exchange of information in the event of any incident relating to nuclear arms under their respective jurisdiction and control, which could risk a nuclear fallout or create the risk of a nuclear exchange, added the FO statement.
Both India and Pakistan have so far refused to become a party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), but aspire to the membership of a 48-nation international nuclear trade cartel dedicated to curbing nuclear arms proliferation by controlling the export and re-transfer of materials that can foster nuclear weapons development.
As a precondition for entry, the group's members have to become signatories to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty.
Pakistan has always stressed the need for both sides to stay engaged for strategic stability in South Asia.
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