India, Pakistan sign nuclear treaty

NEW DELHI, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Nuclear neighbors India and Pakistan signed a treaty in New Delhi on Wednesday aimed at preventing the accidental use of atomic weapons.

The 2-hour meeting on "Reducing the Risk from Accidents relating to Nuclear Weapons" was signed by KC Singh, India's additional secretary in External Affairs Ministry and his Pakistani counterpart Tariq Osman Hyder, the Press Trust of India reported.


In November, a draft of the treaty was agreed upon at the foreign secretary-level. The document was reviewed in January.

The India-Pakistan Joint Commission was set up in 1983 but political bickering shut it down in 1989 until 2005.

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