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Pakistan replies to India’s notice on 62-year-old Indus Waters Treaty
India issued a notice to Pakistan on January 25 seeking a review and modification of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) following Islamabad’s “intransigence” in handling disputes. The decision about the parleys on changes to the treaty will be taken once Pakistan hears India’s concerns at the PCIW
What is the Indus Waters Treaty? Why does India want to modify it?
After the Partition, while borders were drawn between India and Pakistan, there was nothing said about dividing waters. In 1960, after nine years of negotiation, the Indus Waters Treaty came into being. It chalked out the control of six rivers running across the Indus basin
Pakistan raises objections to PM Modi's Kashmir visit, says was a 'direct contravention' of Indus Waters Treaty
PM Modi, on Sunday, laid the foundation stone of the Rattle and Kwar hydroelectric projects and hydroelectric project to be built on the Chenab river in Kashmir
Explained: What the Indus Waters Treaty is and the agenda for the meet scheduled for 1-3 March
An Indian delegation of 10 members will visit Pakistan from 1-3 March for the annual meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission
In Kashmir's Kishtwar region, Save Marwah Movement stiffens struggle against building of Bursar dam
In Kishtwar, a remote region of Kashmir, the Save Marwah Movement stiffens struggle against building of Bursar dam.
Former Jammu and Kashmir interlocutor vouches for third party intervention in Valley, wants Centre to fulfil aspirations of people forthwith
The government is however prepared for the long haul and would not relax its grip until a peaceful situation prevails, which is unlikely in the foreseeable future owing largely to lack of political engagement with mainstream political parties.
Pakistan’s allegation of India using water as ‘weapon of war’ uncalled for, says Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
After Pakistan accused India of waging 'fifth-generation warfare' in Kashmir by using water as a weapon, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Friday said the neighbouring country's claim was uncalled for.
Indus waters: For both India and Pakistan, the choice is between provision vs management
Will securing the Indus secure India’s water future? To answer that question, we need to understand what use the water is put to.
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The unfortunate timing of LK Advani's comments takes away from the gravitas of his words and show him in still more unfavourable light.
Indus Waters Treaty: Partition to Cold War and drought, how India lost hydro disciplining tool against Pak
Would India have agreed so readily to the Indus Waters Treaty if she had not needed to be in the World Bank’s good books? That’s a question only history can answer.
Indus Waters Treaty doesn't fit into current sociopolitical situation of India-Pakistan, says riverine expert Uttam Sinha
Referring to the Indus Waters Treaty with Pakistan after the Uri attack, Modi had said 'blood and water can't flow together'. It remains to be seen how things will unfold after Pulwama.
Amid heightened tensions, India postpones visit to Pakistan to inspect projects in Indus River Basin
Amid heightened tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad, a reciprocal visit by the Indian team to Pakistan for inspection of projects in the Indus River Basin this month has been postponed.
Day after UNSC censures JeM, Pakistan writes to body, accuses India of threatening regional security
Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has written a letter to the United Nations Security Council accusing India of threatening regional security, a day after the powerful UN body named Pakistan-based JeM in a statement condemning the Pulwama attack.
Govt using jingoism to hide security failures, says Congress on Nitin Gadkari's vow to divert eastern rivers
Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said, "you cannot always get away by substituting rhetoric for action. Yesterday you had the highways minister saying that we will stop the flow of all eastern rivers to Pakistan. Somebody needs to ask them that do dams get built in a day."
No, India is not planning to cut-off water supply to Pakistan; Nitin Gadkari is only claiming 'our share of water' as per IWT
Against an already vibrant backdrop of the outrage against the Pulwama attack, Union minister of water resources Nitin Gadkari on Thursday added the declaration that water of three eastern rivers flowing into Pakistan will be diverted to the Yamuna river, causing concern as to whether the historic Indus Waters Treaty would be broken.
India to speed up work on three projects to stop its share of Indus waters from flowing into Pakistan
After the Uri attack in Kashmir in September 2016, the government had sought to use the Indus Waters Treaty to put pressure on Pakistan. The measures included effectively using India's share of waters that flow into Pakistan.
Talks on Indus Waters Treaty conclude; India rejects Pakistan's objections on 2 hydropower projects, says official
After the conclusion of talks, the first official engagement between India and Pakistan since Imran Khan became the prime minister on 18 August, Pakistan's Commissioner for Indus Waters Syed Meher Ali Shah told reporters that there would be no briefing and statement on the issue.
India-Pakistan talks on Indus waters likely to be a non-starter; Islamabad appears bent on blocking Kishenganga project
The Indus Waters Treaty has the potential to change the bilateral equation, but only when both India and Pakistan accept the need for good relations.
Imran Khan picks Cabinet ministers: Former Pervez Musharraf loyalists holding key posts may not be bad news for Pakistan
More Cabinet appointments are expected, as Imran Khan eases himself into the prime minister's seat. His choices may be good news for Pakistan as Musharraf had a knack to pick the best in the business.