India and Pakistan will exchange lists of their nuclear facilities on New Year's day, the Indo Asia News Agency reported Wednesday.
The report quoted an official in the Pakistani foreign office as saying that the lists will be simultaneously exchanged on Thursday in Islamabad and New Delhi through diplomatic channels.
The Indian Ministry for External Affairs will hand over the documents to the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi while the Pakistani Foreign Ministry will give the list to the Indian High Commission.
The agreement to exchange the lists was signed in 1988 and ratified in January 1991. It requires an annual exchange of lists detailing the location of all nuclear-related facilities in each country, which should not be attacked in war.
The lists are being exchanged since 1992 but experts say both countries may still keep some facilities secret, though these lists have been made public.
(Xinhua News Agency January 1, 2009)