India reviews Indus Water Treaty after Uri incident

NEW DELHI: After being disappointed at all the forums due to their continuous rhetoric against Pakistan, optionless Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting top officials today to review Indus Waters Treaty with Pakistan in response to September 18 attack in Occupied Kashmir’s Uri area, in which 18 Indian soldiers were killed.
National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, Water Resources Secretary Shashi Shekhar and senior officials of the Indian Prime Minister’s Office are attending the meeting.
There have been repeated calls in India that the BJP-led government should abrogate the pact to mount pressure on Pakistan in the aftermath of Uri attack.
Under the treaty, which was signed by Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistan president Ayub Khan in September 1960, water of six river including Beas, Ravi, Sutlej, Indus, Chenab and Jhelum were to be shared between the two countries but Pakistan has been complaining of not receiving enough water.
According to experts, if India withdraws from an international pact, it’s a violation of a legal treaty, which will invite international condemnation.

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