Will securing the Indus secure India’s water future? To answer that question, we need to understand what use the water is put to.
Amid calls for Indus' geopolitical weaponising, a reminder of how climate change has affected the river in the past
In the days following the Pulwama attack, one suggestion for retaliation has been to “cut off” the waters of the Indus to downstream Pakistan. Can we ‘turn off’ the tap though? After all, the Indus (and her tributaries) are mighty rivers — the annual flow of the Indus is estimated to be upwards of 200 cubic kilometres.