India returns to the table to resume IWT talks

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India has agreed on resuming stalled talks with Pakistan on problems of sharing waters later this month following earlier threats to scrap the 1960 Indus Water Treaty (IWT).

Per details, the annual meeting of the permanent Indus Waters Commission is scheduled on Lahore on March 20 and 21 that was originally supposed to be held in September 2016 in New Delhi.

Indus Water Commissioner Asif Baig Mirza told reporters that delegations from the countries led by their respective commissioners would attend the meeting.

IWT obliges the two countries to hold talks at least once a year but could be held anytime on the request of the either side.

The threat to banish IWF was posed by Narendra Modi last year in an attempt to pressurize Pakistan after accusing the country of alleged involvement in militant attack on military base in Uri.

India has agreed on resuming stalled talks with Pakistan on problems of sharing waters later this month following earlier threats to scrap the 1960 Indus Water Treaty (IWT).

Per details, the annual meeting of the permanent Indus Waters Commission is scheduled on Lahore on March 20 and 21 that was originally supposed to be held in September 2016 in New Delhi.

Indus Water Commissioner Asif Baig Mirza told reporters that delegations from the countries led by their respective commissioners would attend the meeting.

IWT obliges the two countries to hold talks at least once a year but could be held anytime on the request of the either side.

The threat to banish IWF was posed by Narendra Modi last year in an attempt to pressurize Pakistan after accusing the country of alleged involvement in militant attack on military base in Uri.

India has agreed on resuming stalled talks with Pakistan on problems of sharing waters later this month following earlier threats to scrap the 1960 Indus Water Treaty (IWT).

Per details, the annual meeting of the permanent Indus Waters Commission is scheduled on Lahore on March 20 and 21 that was originally supposed to be held in September 2016 in New Delhi.

Indus Water Commissioner Asif Baig Mirza told reporters that delegations from the countries led by their respective commissioners would attend the meeting.

IWT obliges the two countries to hold talks at least once a year but could be held anytime on the request of the either side.

The threat to banish IWF was posed by Narendra Modi last year in an attempt to pressurize Pakistan after accusing the country of alleged involvement in militant attack on military base in Uri.

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