India, Pakistan maintain talks on Indus water sharing, talk about Pakal Dul, Decrease Kalnai hydropower initiatives | India Information
New Delhi: India and Pakistan held the annual assembly of the Everlasting Indus Fee (PIC), the place the 2 sides mentioned the Pakal Dul and Decrease Kalnai hydropower initiatives, the Indian Ministry of Exterior Affairs stated on Wednesday (March 24, 2021). The Indian facet held that these initiatives are absolutely compliant with the provisions of the Treaty and supplied technical knowledge in assist of its place.
The assembly, held in a ‘cordial method’, happened on Tuesday and Wednesday in New Delhi, between the Indus Commissioners of India and Pakistan.
“Discussions continued on designs of two Indian initiatives, specifically, Pakal Dul (1000 MW) and Decrease Kalnai (48 MW). Indian facet held that these initiatives are absolutely compliant with the provisions of the Treaty and supplied technical knowledge in assist of its place,” the MEA stated in an official assertion.
The assertion additional learn, “Pakistan facet requested India for sharing of knowledge on design of different Indian hydropower initiatives being deliberate to be developed. Indian facet assured that the knowledge can be equipped as and when required to be equipped below the provisions of the Treaty.”
The MEA knowledgeable that each the Commissioners reaffirmed their dedication to work together extra continuously in an try to resolve the problems by bilateral discussions below the Treaty.
“It was agreed to carry the following assembly of the PIC in Pakistan on mutually handy dates,” the MEA stated.
That is to be famous that below the provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty, signed between India and Pakistan in 1960, the 2 Commissioners are required to satisfy at the very least as soon as yearly, alternately in India and Pakistan.
Nevertheless, the assembly couldn’t be held in 2020 because of restrictions induced by the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic state of affairs.