Archive for the ‘Bangladesh’ Category

The Parched Tiger: India, High Water, and Its Discontents

Via JSTOR Daily, commentary on whether India’s hydro-hegemony on water from the Hindu Kush Himalayan region may help avoid war over this limited resource: The Tibetan Plateau has been described as the “roof of the world.” Surrounded by high mountains, including the Himalayan range, it’s the highest and largest plateau on the planet. It’s also one […]

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The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: Chinese Moves Complicate India-Bangladesh Dispute Over Teesta

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a look at Dhaka’s water dilemma; while a deal with India on the Teesta River remains elusive, Beijing wants it to make up its mind on a Chinese project on the river: In the second week of October, a month after Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned from New Delhi without a […]

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The Parched Tiger: Should India And Bangladesh Find An Alternative To Teesta Water Sharing Deal?

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on water tensions between India and Bangladesh: The recent visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India once again highlighted the continuous deepening of bilateral relations. In the last one decade or so both countries have not only been able to solve a number of long-pending disputes but also made […]

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The Ganges Waters Treaty: What Will Happen After 2026?

Via Eurasia Review, analysis of the Ganges Water Treaty and what may happen after 2026: Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited India from 5 to 8 September 2022. During the visit, Dhaka and New Delhi signed seven memorandums of understanding (MoUs) and agreed on certain issues of bilateral importance. One of the MoUs is on the water […]

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Latest Water-Sharing Deal Between Bangladesh and India: A ‘Drop in the Ocean’

Via Mongabay, commentary on  the latest water-sharing deal between Bangladesh and India: Bangladesh and India share 54 rivers that flow down from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, chief among them the Ganges and the Brahmaputra. Managing the flow of water both upstream and down is crucial for agriculture, navigation, inland fisheries, and keeping […]

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The Parched Tiger: A Teesta River Water-Sharing Deal Is Critical for Bangladesh-India Ties

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a report on a new river sharing deal between India and Bangladesh: On the face of it, the joint communique issued at the end of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to New Delhi on September 7 was quite impressive, with India being involved in a number of big-ticket infrastructure and […]

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