Archive for the ‘India’ Category

Disquiet Over India’s Dam Across the Dibang

Via The Diplomat, a report on India’s Dibang Multipurpose project: On February 28, the Indian government approved the construction of a hydropower project across the River Dibang in the Northeast Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. The $3.9 billion project is India’s largest-ever hydropower project and at a height of 278 meters, the dam will be […]

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The Parched Tiger: Once Again, Teesta River Issue Roils Bangladesh-India Relations

Via The Diplomat, an article on India’s plans to build two additional canals that will draw water from the transboundary river, impacting water flows to Bangladesh: On March 4, the irrigation department of the government of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal acquired around 1,000 acres of land to dig an additional two canals […]

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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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