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Changes to Indus Water Treaty Could Raise Hostility Between India, Pakistan

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a look at how proposed changes to the Indus Water Treaty could raise hostility between India and Pakistan: In an unexpected development, India?issued a?notice to Pakistan?in January to amend the 1960?Indus Water Treaty. For Pakistan?s policymakers, the Indian move is aimed at threatening Pakistan with unilateral changes to the treaty if […]

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South Asia?s Looming Water War

Via Project Syndicate, commentary on how the Indus Waters Treaty ? widely considered the world?s most generous water-sharing pact ? is not meeting a “fair” standard for India, and it is in Pakistan?s interest to remedy that before more tension arises: More than six decades ago, the world?s?most generous?water-sharing pact was concluded. Under the?Indus Waters […]

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An Opportunity To Revisit The Indus Waters Treaty

Via Modern Diplomacy, commentary on an?opportunity to revisit the Indus Waters Treaty: Two days before the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague was about to proceed with the hearing of ?objected? hydro-power projects on tributaries, India issued a ?notice to Pakistan seeking amendments to the decades old and only pact that compels historic rivals […]

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Bangladesh PM’s India Trip Leaves Farmers Thirsty for Water Deal

Via NikkeiAsia, a report on issues between India and Bangladesh over use of the Teesta River: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India this week has left farmers and experts back home frustrated over a lack of progress on a deal to share precious water from a Himalayan river. Hasina, visiting for the first […]

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China Open To Role In Bangladesh River Project Under India’s Nose

Via Nikkei Asia, a report on?China openness to playing a role in Bangladesh’s Teesta River project: A billion-dollar project to restore and manage a crucial river in Bangladesh is back on the table, with China showing a willingness to fund the endeavor, though even the Chinese ambassador has hinted at potential concerns over how regional […]

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The Parched Tiger: India Escalates Water Conflict With Pakistan

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a report on how India’s?notice for the Indus Water Treaty?s modification comes in the wake of a series of hydroelectric projects planned on the Indus valley rivers in India: On January 25, two days before a?Permanent Court of Arbitration?in The Hague started its hearing on the dispute over the Indus Water […]

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