Significance Of Nuclear Information Sharing In South Asia

Regional competitive environment of South Asia has fueled the strategic tension and security anxieties between India and Pakistan. Both countries share a history of hostile relations which have been strained by a number of historical and political issues. Due to prioritization of security concerns of regional states, South Asia is undergoing a nuclear and conventional arms modernization.

However, the inception of nuclear weapons in South Asia has not only maintained the deterrence stability in region but at the same time instigated the nuclear and missile arms race in the region. Thus under such circumstances, in the aftermath of Indian and Pakistan’s nuclear tests in1998, Pakistan proposed the establishment of Strategic Restraint Regime (SRR) to India for durable peace in South Asia. But unfortunately India’s Prime Minister “Atal Bihari Vajpyee” rejected Pakistan’s proposal of Strategic Restraint Regime.

Later on ‎21, December 1988, bilateral agreement was signed between India and Pakistan, known as “Agreement between India and Pakistan on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear Installations and Facilities.” Under this agreement the government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the government of the Republic of India, have agreed on nuclear related information sharing to maintain durable peace and the development of friendly and harmonious bilateral relations. Read More…

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