Consider the category of Fréchet spaces, the morphisms being continuous linear maps with closed image. Suppose that we have a short exact sequence in that category:

$0 \rightarrow V_1 \rightarrow V_2 \rightarrow V_3 \rightarrow 0$.

Of course $V_1$ and $V_3$ are nuclear if $V_2$ is. I recently asked myself if the converse might be true. I haven't found anything useful in the standard literature (Treves, Schaefer) but that might be just me being too ignorant to see the obvious. I'm grateful if someone could shed some light on this.

Cheers,

Ralf