New Delhi: India has sent a notice to Pakistan to modify the Indus Water Treaty as its activities are violating the terms of the Indus Water Treaty.
The Indus, Jhelum and Chenab rivers flow in the western part of the Himalayas. Utilization of water flowing in these rivers, water quantity
The Indus Water Treaty was signed in 1960 under the supervision of the World Bank between India and Pakistan to share relevant information. The agreement was signed after 9 years of negotiations. According to this agreement, India has the right to generate electricity from the water flowing in the rivers of the western region. Most of the flowing water of these rivers is allocated to Pakistan.
Officers Meeting: When India implemented the Kishanganga and Rattle hydropower projects, Pakistan raised some technical objections. In 2015, Pakistan requested the appointment of a neutral expert to investigate this. The following year, Pakistan withdrew its plea and agreed to accept the arbitral award. The World Bank agreed to this and asked both sides to resolve the issue amicably. Accordingly, India-Pakistan officials met in March last year at the Indus Water Commission meeting.
India has always supported the implementation of the Indus Water Treaty. But Pakistan’s actions have violated some of the provisions of the treaty. Therefore, India sent a notice to Pakistan through the Indus River Water Commissioners on the 25th regarding the modification of the Indus River Water Treaty. Indian officials have said that the purpose of the notice is to give Pakistan an opportunity to resolve violations of the Indus Water Treaty within 90 days through negotiations. Also, the Indus Water Treaty can be improved based on the lessons learned over the past 63 years.