India, Pakistan share lists of prisoners, nuclear assets
Following their freedom from colonial British rule in 1947, Pakistan and India have had tense relations over the Himalayan region of Kashmir; however, the two nations have exchanged data about nuclear facilities under a pact that was signed in December 1988.
India and Pakistan have exchanged lists of each other's citizens held in prison, and details of each country's nuclear facilities, under an agreement that was signed in 1988 on consular access to prisoners.
The agreement, called the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear Installations and Facilities, requires them to exchange lists of prisoners in each other's custody every January and July.
Pakistan and India have had tense relations since they were liberated from the colonial British rule in 1947 over the Himalayan region of Kashmir.
However, on Saturday, Pakistan shared with India's top diplomat in Islamabad a list of 628 Indian prisoners held in Pakistan, including 577 fishermen accused of illegal fishing in Pakistani territorial waters, and 51 others.
Likewise, India gave lists of the 282 Pakistani prisoners and 73 fishermen it is holding.
Details were not provided on the civilian prisoners India has in its custody.
The picturesque Kashmir region is divided between India and Pakistan.
Both claim it in its entirety, as it was one of the proclaimed reasons behind two of their three wars.
Tension grew between the two countries after India stripped Indian controlled Kashmir of its special status in its constitution in August 2019.