India, Pakistan commissioners on Indus water meet in Delhi

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New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): Members of India- Pakistan Permanent Indus Water Commission met here today to hold talks on a range of issues relating to Indus water.

Pakistan has threatened to move the World Bank over the Kishenganga power project on the Indus River in Kashmir, which it alleges violates the Indus Water Treaty.

The 1960 Indus Water Treaty governs the use of water flowing down rivers from Indian Kashmir into Pakistan.

Under the accord, India has the use of water from three rivers in the east - the Sutlej, Beas, and Ravi.

Pakistan was awarded use of the waters of the western rivers - the Indus, Chenab and Jhelum.

But Pakistan has accused India of violating the Treaty by reducing the flow of water down its rivers.

In particular, Pakistan has objected to two planned Indian projects, the Wullar Barrage, as it is known in Pakistan, or the Tulbul Navigation Project, as India calls it, as well as the Kishan-Ganga Hydroelectric and Water-diversion Project.

Earlier, Pakistan had also raised objections to India's Baglihar Hydropower and Water Storage Project on the River Chenab. (ANI)

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