Piracy in Indian Ocean

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Piracy in Indian Ocean

By | June 2013
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Indus Water Treaty which was signed in 1960, has shown resilience in withstanding the inconsistent and unstable relations between India and Pakistan. According to the treaty, India is allowed to utilize water of Ravi and Beas where as Pakistan has rights over Indus, Jhelum and Chenab. However, India may tap the hydroelectric potential of the rivers specified for Pakistan with a condition that any such attempt would not affect the timings and flow of waters in these rivers. Since Pakistan and India have mistrust in bilateral relations therefore implementation of the treaty and subsequent monitoring has been a challenging task. With emerging demands of both countries for water, this task is becoming more challenging day by day. So far the treaty has played a vital role in resolving the water disputes between two countries, however with India’s ever increasing lust and greed the viability of the treaty is coming under question therefore Pakistan had to go to Arbitrator. In case of Baghliar Dam on River Chenab, Pakistan apch World Bank in 2005 but the decision given by the bank was diplomatic while apparently satisfying demands and claims of both the parties to optimum. This decision came in 2007 and within four years of that, the two countries are once again back to world bank on issue of Kishan Ganag dam. This water storage cum hydroelectric power project is planned on Kishanganga river which is known as neelum river in Pakistan and AJ&K. This river is major tributary of river Jhelum and any constr of dam/ storage project on the river will not affect the agriculture in AJ&K but also it will imbalance the natural flora and funa in the region. This project will also affect Pakistan’s similar project which is planned on the river for production of 969 MW. Issue of Kishanganga was raised by Pakistan in 1992, however India cleverly dragged the issue and now Pakistan is forced to take the case to World Bank. While India was deliberately pending the solution, it...