Pact Seeks to Ease Risk of Accidental Nuclear War in S. Asia
Posted on Feb 21, 2007
India and Pakistan have agreed to a deal meant to limit the possibility of inadvertent nuclear war. The two nuclear states have gone to war several times and frequently rattle sabers at each other.
Details of the deal limiting the risk of an inadvertent nuclear conflict were not made available, but officials say it includes confidence-building measures related to each country’s nuclear arsenal.
Both countries have nuclear-capable weapons and have come close to war several times.
Two years ago, they agreed to give each other notice of nuclear missile tests and in 1985 they signed an accord not to attack each other’s nuclear installations.