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Pakistan has nothing to complain about the Indus Waters Treaty

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The notice has been issued in view of Islamabad’s ‘intransigence’ in the implementation of the pact, inked over six decades ago (photo: pti/file)

Business Standard Editorial Comment Mumbai
India’s move to seek modification of the six-decade-old Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) needs to be viewed strictly in the context as spelt out in the missive handed over to Islamabad on this issue. It has categorically attributed it to Pakistan’s constant “intransigence” in implementing this time-tested water-sharing pact by raising repeated, and often pointless, objections to development projects on the Indian side that do not violate the World Bank-brokered treaty. The specific cases in point are the Kishenganga and Ratle hydro-power projects. What has irked India is the initiation by the World Bank, on Pakistan’s insistence, of two sets of

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First Published: Jan 30 2023 | 11:19 PM IST

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