India, Pakistan exchange nuclear facilities list

NEW DELHI (AP) - India and Pakistan exchanged lists of their nuclear facilities Wednesday as part of a 1988 pact that bars them from attacking each other's nuclear installations.

The exchange, occurring in New Delhi and Islamabad, has been held each New Year's Day since 1992.

The Indian External Affairs Ministry also said each country shared a list of prisoners each country has who are citizens of the other. The ministry's statement gave further no details.

India and Pakistan have fought three wars since they won independence from Britain in 1947. They have been trying to improve relations seriously damaged by the Mumbai terror attack in 2008 that killed 166 people. India blamed the attack on Pakistani insurgents, a charge Pakistan denies.

India has long accused Pakistan of arming and training militants who fight in Kashmir, but Pakistan has consistently said it gives the rebels only moral and diplomatic support.


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