South Asia and Beyond

‘India Is Telling Pakistan To Sit Down And Negotiate Reasonably Over Indus Waters’

NEW DELHI: India’s notice to Pakistan about modifying the six decades old Indus Waters Treaty underscores the view that Islamabad has played spoiler, continually seeking to delay and frustrate Delhi’s legitimate rights under the treaty, says Uttam Kumar Sinha, a specialist on river waters and a senior fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies & Analysis.

In this conversation on The Gist, Sinha says it is also about re-negotiating the treaty in the light of climate change and technological advances. Pakistan, which is also affected by the above, has every reason to benefit if the treaty is modified. India hopes saner minds will prevail in Islamabad.

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Unfortunately, the World Bank has not covered itself in glory, allowing Pakistan to seek arbitration when the treaty lays down a three step process of dispute resolution.

Tune in to this chat on The Gist with uttam Sinha on the Indus Waters Treaty.