Pakistan proposes partnership with India on nuclear safety

Chaudhary said this on Thursday while addressing a conference here on \"Assessing South Asia\'s Nuclear Security\", Dawn online reported.

Published: 09th September 2016 03:31 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th September 2016 03:31 PM   |  A+A-

Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry_AFP

Pakistani Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry. |AFP


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry has proposed partnership with India on nuclear safety and security, media repored on Friday.

Chaudhary said this on Thursday while addressing a conference here on "Assessing South Asia's Nuclear Security", Dawn online reported.

Pakistan and India have an agreement on nuclear accidents and an expert group on nuclear confidence-building measures, though it is currently dormant because of the freeze in bilateral ties.

The two countries are also signatories to several international conventions, including those on nuclear safety, early notification of a nuclear accident, assistance in case of a nuclear accident or radiological emergency and physical protection of nuclear material and facilities.

Under the conventions and instruments, the two countries could share best practices, experience and expertise, Chaudhry suggested.

The proposal comes from the realisation that despite problems in their ties, the two countries have a special responsibility to cooperate in the field of nuclear security.

Suggesting cooperation on development of an independent regulatory framework, Chaudhry said Pakistan had extensive experience in maintaining an independent nuclear regulatory body.

The latest proposal comes after Pakistan last month proposed a bilateral moratorium on testing of nuclear weapons which was related to Islamabad's candidature for the Nuclear Suppliers Group.

Stay up to date on all the latest World news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp