Peeved at Pakistan's often-repeated allegation that it is being deprived of its share of common waters, India today said such charges were aimed at diverting the attention of their people from their own inefficient use of the vital resource.

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The sharing of the Indus waters stands settled by the Indus Waters Treaty 1960, and the nature of the sharing is such that no disputes can arise on this matter. Questions of the conformity of Indian projects to the provisions of the treaty can indeed arise, but the agreement provides institutional mechanisms for dealing with them.


Pakistan and Indian officials will hold alks on the water issue from March 28 in Lahore, officials here said.

The three-day annual meeting of Indus Water Commissioners of Pakistan and India would begin from March 28 in Lahore, a government official said, adding the Indian delegaion will reach on March 27 o attend the talks.

Srinagar: The Jammu Kashmir Power Development Corporation today approved the starting of the second phase of the Baglihar project, which is projected to generate another 450 MW of power and give a major push to the state

Almost a year after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh inaugurated the 450 MW Baglihar power project on Chenab river in Jammu & Kashmir, the Union government is all set to push work on the second power project (Baglihar-II) on priority basis.

Talks between Pakistan and India on the controversial Kishanganga Hydro Power Project have broken down, a private TV channel quoted Pakistan Indus Water Commissioner Jamaat Ali Shah as saying on Friday.

Talking to media in Islamabad on his return from India, Shah said the issue of the Kishanganga project came under discussion at the request of India but no progress could be made.

Pakistan on Monday took up water compensation issue with India for the loss of about 200,000 cusecs of water India had stopped last year for filling the newly built Baglihar Dam on Chenab River in occupied Kashmir. Pakistan discussed the issue and expressed its concern on the second day of meeting of Pak-India Permanent Indus Water Commission here on Monday.

Expressing his deep concern over the construction of Baghliar Dam on Chenab river in Occupied Jammu & Kashmir, President, Kissan Board, Muhammad Ayub Meo, has said that the construction of the dam would adversely affect the agricultural sector of Pakistan. He expressed his views in a ceremony held here on Sunday.