Indus Water Treaty

The Indus Water Treaty is a water-distribution treaty between India and Pakistan. It was signed on September 19, 1960, in Karachi by the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistan’s President Ayub Khan. It was brokered by the World Bank.

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Pakistan writes to UNSC, accuses India of threatening regional security

23 Feb 2019

Pakistan writes to UNSC, accuses India of threatening regional security

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has written a letter to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) accusing India of threatening regional security, the Foreign Office said yesterday.

Water flowing to Pakistan will be used for Yamuna: Gadkari

21 Feb 2019

Water flowing to Pakistan will be used for Yamuna: Gadkari

While citizens are putting pressure on Centre to act against Pakistan after Pulwama terror attack, Union Minister of Water Resources Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said river water flowing to Pakistan will be used to revive Yamuna.

India, Pakistan to resume talks on Indus Waters Treaty

28 Aug 2018

India, Pakistan to resume talks on Indus Waters Treaty

India and Pakistan will resume their talks on various aspects of the crucial Indus Waters Treaty in Lahore on Wednesday, the first bilateral engagement since Prime Minister Imran Khan took office.

Indus Water Treaty: No agreement reached between India-Pakistan over dispute

16 Sep 2017

Indus Water Treaty: No agreement reached between India-Pakistan over dispute

No agreement was reached between India and Pakistan in the latest round of World Bank-mediated talks to resolve a dispute over the Indus Water Treaty, 1960.

Indus Water Treaty: India-Pakistan continue talks on dispute

15 Sep 2017

Indus Water Treaty: India-Pakistan continue talks on dispute

For the second time in two months, both India and Pakistan agreed to hold high-level talks mediated by the World Bank (WB) to help resolve a dispute over the Indus Water Treaty (IWT).

World Bank: India-Pakistan held Indus Water Treaty talks in goodwill

02 Aug 2017

World Bank: India-Pakistan held Indus Water Treaty talks in goodwill

The World Bank (WB) said secretary-level discussions between India and Pakistan on the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) took place in a spirit of "goodwill and cooperation."

China backs Pakistan's plans for Indus Basin dams, India opposes

14 Jun 2017

China backs Pakistan's plans for Indus Basin dams, India opposes

Bringing in another-dimension to multiple confrontations in the sub-continent, Pakistan is looking to construct a mega-dam on the Indus in Gilgit-Baltistan region by 2018.

India, Pakistan to hold maritime meet

28 Mar 2017

India, Pakistan to hold maritime meet

Sources stated that India may host the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency next month for a meeting focused on maritime security with the Indian Coast Guard.

What's in store for Pakistan after the UP elections?

13 Mar 2017

What's in store for Pakistan after the UP elections?

The BJP's landslide victory in the UP elections has made Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually politically unassailable.

India resumes work on Shahpur Kandi dam

05 Mar 2017

India resumes work on Shahpur Kandi dam

Sources stated that India stepped up its efforts of building infrastructure to utilize its legitimate share of waters from the Ravi, Beas and Sutlej rivers of the Indus system.

UN report says Pak delayed Indus Waters resolution

03 Feb 2017

UN report says Pak delayed Indus Waters resolution

A UN Development Programme report stated that Pakistan delayed bringing up cases of water sharing disputes with India, delaying a resolution to the Indus Water Treaty.

Pak asks India to suspend contentious hydro-power projects

22 Jan 2017

Pak asks India to suspend contentious hydro-power projects

Two parliamentary bodies from Pakistan have passed resolutions asking India to suspend the ongoing construction of the Kishanganga and Ratle hydro power projects.

World Bank to meet India, Pak over Indus Waters Treaty

05 Jan 2017

World Bank to meet India, Pak over Indus Waters Treaty

The Senior adviser to the World Bank president, Ian H Solomon, will meet officials from India and Pakistan to mediate over the dispute in the Indus Waters Treaty.

Will not accept any modifications in Indus Waters: Pakistan

18 Dec 2016

Will not accept any modifications in Indus Waters: Pakistan

Pakistan said it won't allow any adjustments in the Indus Waters Treat after India strongly hoped for bilateral redressal of differences.

Revocation of Indus Water Treaty an "act of war": Aziz

28 Sep 2016

Revocation of Indus Water Treaty an "act of war": Aziz

Pakistan's Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, informed the Pakistan senate that revocation of the Indus Water Treaty would be considered an "act of war".

Meeting on Indus Waters Treaty: Key decisions

26 Sep 2016

Meeting on Indus Waters Treaty: Key decisions

In order to review the Indus Waters Treaty, Modi met with NSA Advisor Ajit Doval, foreign secretary S Jaishankar and senior PMO officials.

India playing offense to contain Pakistan

23 Sep 2016

India playing offense to contain Pakistan

Under mounting pressure to hit back at Pakistan after the audacious Uri attack, MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup suggested that India was not averse to revisiting the 'Indus Waters Treaty' (The Treaty).