PDF | Seminar Presentation. Analysis of the views of Pakistan and India on Kishanganga Dam based on Indus Waters Treaty. The construction and official inauguration of Kishanganga dam is a violation of Indus Pakistan cries foul over India’s bid to inaugurate Kishenganga dam. Background. India began construction of the US$ million Kishanganga hydroelectric project (KHEP) in The Kishanganga, as the river.
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Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience. THE dispute revolves around a hydroelectric power plant on the Kishanganga River, which is a tributary of the Jhelum kishznganga is known as the Neelum in Pakistan.
In Kishanganga dam security, more than Pakistan shelling, sabotage a concern
On Saturday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the project — which includes a dam on the tributary — barely metres away from the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region.
The project will generate 1, million units of electricity per year. The dam will divert Jhelum waters to an underground power house. To do so, it will transfer the water from the Gurez Valley back into mainland Kashmir, instead of allowing it to flow into Pakistan. The dam will give India control over a river that flows from Pakistan into India-held Kashmir and then re-enters Pakistan.
The treaty gives India control over three eastern rivers — Beas, Ravi and Sutlej. Pakistan argues that the Kishanganga project violates both conditions by changing the course of the river and depleting the water level. India started work on the project in InPakistan took the matter to the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, which stayed the project for three years.
The minimum flow was fixed at 9cumecs, a unit of flow equal to one cubic metre of water per second. India declared that it was lowering the height of the dam from the planned 98m to 37m and resumed construction at full swing.
In AugustPakistan asked the World Bank to appoint a court of arbitration to review the designs of Kishanganga and another project on the Chenab, called Ratle. The World Bank set in motion both processes but paused them when India and Pakistan refused to withdraw their proposals.
After the pause, the bank held several rounds of talks — the last of which took place in September — but failed to resolve the dispute. After India announced last month that it was commissioning all three units at Kishanganga, Pakistan wrote to the World Bank demanding that it ensured India abided by the kishanganha.
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It is now sending a high-level delegation to the United States for talks with the World Bank. Pakistan-India should settle down their disputes by discussion between themselves.
Pakistan should send delegates to India rather than to the US. And India should reciprocate that too. Pakistan should build a dam to divert the water going to Indian side before re-entering into Pakistan. Both countries are worse then East African countries. Even these countries which are a lot poorer then both our countries have visa free entries which give general public a sense of freedom.
Kishanganga Hydroelectric Plant – Wikipedia
Seriously, this enmity is not leading us anywhere but could emanate catastrophic results for general public on both sides. Every country has a right to defend itself but at the same time take mature decisions which does not impact the masses.
JawaidWaters are originating from India side only. Please check the map. Empty chest thumping will not work. Kishangangaa Kashmir, let’s look into our waters first.
Pakistan has either no legal backing to their stance or it’s merely a matter of nerves. It’s allowing too much to run off its hands. No big deal Pak can do it. Now it’s the moment to awake and Pak must build Dams, Artificial Lakes without loss of time. Obviously we need water for our agro economy we must do now.
Indians will start kishanganba if same action is taken by china. If India stops water then others are kishangxnga allowed to do so.
Remember Kashmir belongs to Pakistan. If Pakistan will object any measure that contributes to Klshanganga development without the violation of treaty, India should withdraw from treaty. Treaties give benefit to both parties.
What is benefit to India to be part of treaty? Ahmed If your comment is correct India will not have agreed to the treaty and voluntarily share water.
Bhola Bhala India does not honour any of its signed commitments, UN Kashmir resolution, Nehru promise of Kashmir plebiscite, Simla agreement violated by siachen incursion, Indus water treaty WB as guarantor agreement.
India has no integrity or honourable character. We control the regional cross roads. Author has summarized well. He has also done well to add some humor which you will miss if you do not read the last para. Dont understand the problem. This dam will only better the lives of Ikshanganga. So now you dont want best for them??
Dawood China tried but they had to back track as river they tried blocking also flows into Bangladesh. Bangladesh is never short of water,infact it suffers from flooding every alternate year.
If China plans to create flooding,it would harm Bangladesh as well.
China would avoid such situations and has agreed to share water level conditions with India as norm. India is not a pushover and India has already showed this in Doklam. India should kixhanganga this treaty out. Anyway Pakistan is blaming us, even after India is abiding by it’s commitment. Anyway, this treaty has nothing for India, it was a desperate attempt to but peace.
Pakistan has been favoured by India who signed the indus water treaty as a goodwill gesture. This treaty is time bound. So it will elapsed one day. Beyond that time there is no binding on any country. Pakistan has not fulfilled its obligation for the plebiscite.
If world knows India is unreliable why is it not siding with Pakistan. Swetha Under stand economics, it’s the investment which brings revenue’s and foreign exchange. Enough I would say. Reality bites All he will see is the region progressing without India.
While others progress, Indians starve. Chabbar port built sub standardly by India borrowimh money, will be taken over by China for free. Unfortunately, common sense is not common. If Kishanganga River flows through AJK before entering the India-held region of Gurez, why don’t we build a power generation dam before the river briefly meanders into Indian held area and returns again to Pakistan? It would be a good counterbalance measure, while paying back to India in its own coin. Annon Yes China has kishanvanga it will give you loans with high interest rates.
You have to mortgage your ports,airports and every public property to pay them back like Srilanka, Kazakhstan. Tahir If Pakistan target it then there will be flood in Pakistan and many areas will be submerged and loss would be big. Kixhanganga never dare that for your own good. It’s going to benefit Kashmiris. Pakistani nationals should welcome it. There is absolutely nothing in it for you to be upset. India has control over any and all rivers that flows through India.
China does not go around asking the world who has control over Brahmaputra which flows through Tibet, India and Bangladesh. If Kkishanganga could divert all the water of Brahmaputra to China, they would do it in a blink without consulting anyone. Have some courage and the world would come to your side! Do u understand the condition of the plebblicide?
Or just mentioned it without any knowledge.
Please educate yourself before giving comment in this forum. Dawood If, as you say, Kashmir belongs to Pakistan, then we should not object India spending its money to develop Kashmir.
Dear reader, online ads enable us to deliver the journalism you value. Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on Dawn. What steps did Pakistan take to stop India from building the Kishanganga dam? Published in Dawn, May 20th, Comments 55 Closed Popular Newest Oldest. May 20, India has the kishnganga to look after its interests.
Modi is two steps ahead of others when it comes to national security. Jawaid Pakistan doesn’t have money to build dam. Frustrated indian, Modi will soon go backward steps. What else can you expect from India. It kishangangaa do anything which can harm Pakistan.