Water is likely to be the most divisive issue between
In fact, traditionally the ‘water wars rationale’ forecasts war between countries “dependent upon a shared water resource if there is water scarcity, competitive use and the countries are enemies due to a wider conflict”.
long-term access to shared water.
What explains this new shrill campaign? Firstly,
Thirdly, one episode over the filling of the Baglihar water reservoir by
In any case, none of these issues demands hysteria, but constructive engagement and a dialogue within the ambit of the Permanent Commission or outside it through a bilateral dialogue. What is also clear is that while the Indus Water Treaty is still a vital document, it may be important to think of ways of harnessing the waters of the