Pakistan Officials Will Inspect Controversial India Dam Sites

13 Jan 2019 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

The government of India will permit Pakistan officials to inspect two controversial dam sites in the Chenab basin in a sign of some thawing in relations between the two signatories of the Indus Water Treaty (IWT).A Pakistani team will visit facilities January 27 to February 1, the The Express Tribune reported this week, the first inspections since talks resumed in summer 2018 after a four year suspension. The purpose of the visit is to assure Pakistan that the Indian hydroelectric dams on the Chenab river do not divert water flows otherwise destined for Pakistan. Under the IWT, the Indus, the Jhelum and the Chenab rivers are reserved for Pakistan and the Ravi, the Beas and the Sutlej Rivers are reserved for India since 1960...

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