The agreement was signed because the source of all the rivers of the Indus basin were in India. It allowed India to use them for irrigation, transport and power generation, while laying down precise do's and don'ts for India.
The latest issue to crop up in the strained ties between India and Pakistan is the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty.
The National Green Tribunal has taken exception to indiscriminate dumping of soil in rivers Chenab and Tawi for construction of road on the Udhampur to Banihal stretch of the national highway and restrained authorities from throwing any debris in the water bodies.
The world's highest rail bridge being constructed over Chenab river in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir will be "terror attack-proof" and is expected to be completed by early 2019, the Konkan Railway has said.
Pakistan’s fragile economy and its 195 million people should fear a water war with India more than the one fought with weapons.
Measures to assist West Pakistan refugees and victims of cross border firing, formulating regional development plans, upgrading towns and inclusion of Jammu and Srinagar in Centre's smart cities project are among the slew of issues included in the common agenda by BJP and PDP.
Pakistan's army said today that it has saved at least 22,000 people who were marooned due to devastating floods which hit the country after last week's heavy monsoon showers and have caused 257 deaths.
The three-day talks between India and Pakistan in Lahore over designs of Kishan Ganga Dam and four other hydroelectric power projects at the Jhelum and the Chenab rivers respectively has ended inconclusively, but the two sides hoped to find a solution in its next meeting in Delhi.
Pakistan has expressed concern over construction of a dam in Jammu and Kashmir and termed it a violation of the Indus Water Treaty (IWT).
BSF jawan Satyasheel Yadav, who had been swept away into Pakistan by strong currents of Chenab river and picked up by Pakistan Rangers, returned to India.
The captured BSF jawan will be handed back on Friday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said.
India on Thursday summoned the Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner and sought immediate release of the BSF jawan who was captured by Pakistan army in their territory after being swept away by a strong current of the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir.