Pakistan warns of “water war” with India if decades-old treaty violated

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI: Pakistan would treat it as “an act of war” if India revoked the Indus Water Treaty regulating river flows between the two nations, Pakistan’s top foreign official said on Tuesday.

Tension has been mounting between the nuclear-armed neighbours since at least 18 Indian soldiers in the disputed Kashmir region were killed this month in an attack that New Delhi blames on Pakistan. Continue reading

China’s Mega-Dam in Tibet Begins Operations, India Watches Closely

China's Mega-Dam in Tibet Begins Operations, India Watches Closely

 

Beijing:  China has begun generating electricity from Tibet’s biggest ever hydropower project, the latest dam development on Himalayan rivers that has prompted concern in India.

The dam on the Yarlung Zangbo river – known as the Brahmaputra in India, where it is a major waterway – will be 116 metres (381 feet) high when completed next year, according to reports. Continue reading