Tibetan Water and Trans-Border Rivers: Concerns for India

The 11th meeting of the Expert Level Mechanism (ELM) on Trans-Border Rivers between India and China, concluded at Hangzhou, in end March with solitary worthwhile mention-able outcome that China will resume sharing of the hydro-logical data on downstream rivers especially  Brahmputra River, which was suspended last year by China due to an excuse of technological reasons like up-gradation of data collection station in Tibet.

Similarly delegates from India and Pakistan also met in end March for 114th meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC), an annual event of  Indus Water Commission, under Indus Water Treaty. It was foregone conclusion that Pakistan would raise concerns over the building of Indian dams. For Pakistani politicians & Army, blaming India for their mismanagement & every wrong doing is need for survival. India is yet to use allotted water by IWT.

In this context  I am sharing an article of mine published in National Defence on 04 February 2018, which is equally relevant today post both these meetings. The URL is shared below.

Maj Gen Asthana


(The views expressed are personal views of the author.Major General S B Asthana can be reached as Shashi Asthana on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+ and on website http://www.asthanawrites.org)

Major General S B Asthana, SM,VSM, Chief Instructor, USI of India



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