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India rejects allegations of waging water war with Pakistan

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, April 4, IRNA -- India has described as preposterous and completely unwarranted the allegations that it is stealing Pakistan's share of river waters and waging a water war.

“Such accusations bear no relation whatsoever to the reality on the ground”, said Indian High Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal, speaking at a function in Karachi, according to All India Radio.

He said, in fact New Delhi is scrupulously providing Pakistan its share of water in line with the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty.

He said, reduced flow of river waters into Pakistan is not the result of any violation of the Treaty or any action on our part to divert such flows or to use more than our assigned share of water from Western Rivers.

Mr. Sabharwal said water flows in rivers depend on melting of snow and quantum of rainfall, and the quantum of water in the Western Rivers varies from year to year, dipping in certain years and recovering in some subsequent years.

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End News / IRNA / News Code 1035319



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