The future of the water treaty looks bleak as water shortage on both sides of the divide will compel the government to talk tough.
Officials from India and Pakistan discussed problems relating to Indus Basin at the two-day Indus Water Commission meeting which began on Monday after a gap of nearly two years.
Don't be fooled by the official line that India took on Monday that it would stand by the infamous Indus Waters Treaty.
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 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.