Under the Indus Waters Treaty, India is permitted to construct hydroelectric power facilities on tributaries of the Jhelum and Chenab rivers with certain restrictions, the World Bank said.
Worldwide, hydropower projects are running into problems and being scaled back, but India is doing the opposite in what appears to be a determination to maximise the benefits of the Indus Waters Treaty.
The Sawalkot hydroelectric power project could be very damaging for Pakistan, reducing flows to the already water-stressed country.
Water sharing between India and Pakistan was less about economics or ecology but far more about politics, argues the author of ‘Indus Divided: India, Pakistan and the River Basin Dispute’.
World Bank’s decision to have two parallel dispute mechanisms, illegally, raises question about workability of Indus Waters Treaty, Indian officials said.
The bundle of benefits and achievements accruing from a shared vision of the Indus basin transformed water from a source of potential conflict to a resource for advancing peace.
Militarily engaging a nuclear Pakistan might bring war to the country’s mainland: are we prepared to pay that price?
In his new book, Husain Haqqani broadly diagnoses the bilateral distrust between India and Pakistan and maps out how both sides have played with a number of levers over the last two decades.
Elections in the state are less than a year away but a Supreme Court decision on the sharing of waters with Haryana may end up having major implications for all the parties in the fray.
Raju Ramachandran pays tribute to the eminent lawyer and former legal adviser to the Ministry of External Affairs who passed away on November 8 at the age of 90.