India, Pakistan to hold talks on Indus Water Treaty

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India and Pakistan are likely to hold talks to resolve the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) issue in Lahore later this month.

The meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission, a bilateral commission will be held later this month before March 31, according to the government sources on Thursday.

The agreement is for the six rivers – the three eastern rivers of Ravi, Beas, Sutlej and their tributaries and the three western rivers of Indus, Jhelum, Chenab and their tributaries.


The dispute is over the Kishenganga (330 megawatts) and Ratle (850 megawatts)  hydroelectric plants building on the Kishanganga and Chenab rivers. According to Pakistan, this move by India violates the treaty.

The last meeting of the commission was held in May 2015.