New Delhi, February 21: India and Pakistan Monday agreed to extend agreement on reducing the risk of accidents relating to nuclear weapons for five years, officials said.
"In accordance with Article 8 of the Agreement between the Republic of India and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on reducing the risk of accidents relating to nuclear weapons, both countries have agreed to extend the agreement for a further period of five years," reads a statement issued by India's foreign ministry.
The validity of the agreement between the two countries was expiring on Monday.
As per the agreement, the two sides have committed to notifying each other immediately in the event of any accident relating to nuclear weapons, which could create the risk of a radioactive fallout.
The two countries signed the agreement in Feb. 2007 to rule out risks related to nuclear accidents.