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Pakistan Delegation of Indus Commission visited India

Sep 26, 2013 17:30 IST

A five-member Pakistani delegation of Indus Water Commission visited India from 22 to 25 September 2013. Mirza Asif Baig headed the Pakistan delegation team.

In this regard the 109th meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission was held under Article VIII (5) of the Indus Water Treaty, 1960 in New Delhi.

Pakistani delegation of Indus Water Commission visited India to discuss India’s proposed project on Chenab River basin. These are: Ratle (850 MW), Miyar (120 MW), Lower Kalnai (48 MW) and Pakal Dul (1000 MW) hydroelectric projects. Earlier, Pakisthan has raised questions about India’s design with regard to spillway, pondage and water intake.

Under Article VIII (5) of the Indus Water Treaty, 1960, the Commissioners are required to meet regularly at least once a year, alternately in India and Pakistan and also when requested by either Commissioner.

As per the treaty, either side has to inform the other at least six months in advance, of any new projects to be undertaken. Consequently, India has informed Pakistan about the four projects in the Chenab basin. The 109th meeting is the first meeting held during 2013-14.

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