Indus Water Treaty

Indus Water Treaty News

Amid tensions, Indian team's visit to Pakistan for Indus River basin inspection postponed

The tour of the Pakistani side was originally scheduled in October 2018 but was postponed because of local bodies elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Subsequently, the Pakistani team visited India in the last week of January to inspect projects in the Chenab basin in the state.

Pakistan has 'neither concern nor objection' to India's diversion of Indus water

India's Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari Thursday said the government will "stop" waters of the Ravi, Sutlej and Beas from flowing to Pakistan by diverting it to Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab.


Indus water panel to discuss Pakistan's objection to Indian projects

The Indian delegation will be led by the country’s Commissioner for Indus Waters P K Saxena, and consist of technical experts, and Pakistan will be led by its Indus Commissioner Syed Muhammad Mehar Ali Shah, sources said.

No agreement with Pak on resolving Indus Waters Treaty dispute: World Bank

Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 330 MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan had protested the inauguration claiming that the project on a river flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh asks Centre to stop flow of river water to Pakistan

Singh said he had not received any letter purportedly written by Haryana CM, but made it clear that his government would take every possible step to secure more water for the state.

Pakistan authorities asked to forcefully pursue with India, World Bank violations of Indus Water Treaty

Pakistan had approached the World Bank in 2016, raising concerns over the designs of two hydroelectricity projects located in Jammu and Kashmir.


Won't let water from three rivers flow to Pakistan, will divert to Punjab, Rajasthan: Gadkari

Referring to the Indus water treaty (signed by India and Pakistan in 1960), Nitin Gadkari said the two countries each had got three rivers after Partition in 1947, claiming that Indian share of water was also going to Pakistan.

Indus Water Treaty can be resolved within its agreement: Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi 

India and Pakistan held the latest round of talks on the Indus Waters Treaty on September 14 and 15 under the aegis of the World Bank that ended without any agreement.

Why does World Bank want to broker Indus water talks between India and Pakistan

The uncalled-for role of the World Bank to mediate between India and Pakistan on the Indus Waters Treaty cannot serve the long-term interest of both parties, except vested interests emanating from constituencies in both nations as well as the World Bank.

No agreement reached at Indus Water Treaty talks: World Bank

The IWT was signed in 1960 after nine years of negotiations between India and Pakistan with the help of the World Bank, which is also a signatory. The World Bank's role in relation to "differences" and "disputes" is limited to the designation of people to fulfill certain roles when requested by either or both of the parties.