India, Pakistan Could Land In War Over Water
The Indus Water Treaty between India and Pakistsan was signed in 1960 and since then there had been no dispute between the two archrival realated to the liquid though tensions persisted, but now it seems a ‘water war’ could take place.
The treaty was brokered by the World Bank following independence of both the countries from Britain.
Pakistan warned the neighbor not to violate the treaty which is considered as an ‘act of war.’ The country is heavily dependent on river waters.
In recent weeks tension between the two countries has grown up to a very high peak in wake of killing of over a dozen Indian soldiers in the disputed Kashmir region.
India suspects Pakistan is involvement in such attack in the Indian territory by Pakistani men.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday blood and water cannot flow simultaneously and will exploit to the maximum the water of Pakistani-controlled rivers.
He was chairing a review meeting of the Indus Water Treaty.
Meanwhile, Modi has also canceled his visit to Pakistan in November for a region summit of South Asian leaders.
Indian foreign ministry said in the wake of increasing cross-border terrorism the country will not be attending the 19th SAARC Summit.