India and Pakistan are taking steps to reduce the threat of nuclear war in their region. The two atomic rivals have recently begun steps to thaw their chilly relationship, which has seen them rattle their nuclear sabers more than once. But, atomic weapons and dense populations don’t mix. (Well, nuclear weapons don’t really mix will with anything.)
India and Pakistan will now warn each other before they test their weapons. As well, a new nuclear hotline will allow the two governments to contact each other in an effort to disarm tense situations. Hey, it’s a step in the right direction.