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Monday, October 03, 2005

Move to more peace: India, Pakistan sign agreements on pre-notification of missile test & more

Reported here, India and Pakistan take some toddling steps toward peace or at least keeping things a little more under control.
The agreement on pre-notification of missile tests was signed by Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran and his Pakistani counterpart Riaz Mohammad Khan, whereas Director General, Coast Guard, Vice Admiral A K Singh and his Pakistani counterpart singed the agreement on establishment of communication links between Coast Guard and Pakistan Maritime Security Agency.

The agreement on pre-notification of ballistic missile tests entails that both countries provide each other advance notification of flight tests that intend to undertake any surface-to-surface ballistic missile tests.

External Affair Minister K.Natwar Singh also handed over a draft MoU on measures to reduce risks of accidental and unauthorised use of nuclear weapons under the control of both countries.

The MoU on establishment of communication link between maritime security agencies will lead to an early exchange of information between the two sides regarding apprehended fishermen who inadvertently stray into each other’s countries.

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