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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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World Bank has asked Pakistan to accept India’s demand of a “neutral expert” and stand down from pursuing its stand of referring the Kishanganga dam dispute to the International Court of Arbitration ICAreported Pakistan-based news daily, Dawn.

Pakistan has alleged that the construction of the Kishanganga dam koshanganga the waters flowing in the western rivers is a violation of Indus Water Treaty as it alters the course of the river but also klshanganga the water level of rivers flowing into Pakistan.

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India has refuted these claims and has maintained that the differences are due to the design of the dam and hence the matter should be addressed to a “neutral expert”, kishanagnga report said. Pakistan is apprehensive that acceding to India’s demand will “close the doors” of arbitration for Islamabad. It would also mean that Pakistan has “surrendered” its right to raise disputes before international courts, the report added.

On May 25, Pakistan had warned that water issues with India can lead to a dangerous situation and that Islamabad wants a peaceful resolution of such problems as per the spirit of the Indus Waters Treaty IWT.


Foreign Office spokesperson Muhammad Faisal, during the weekly media briefing, said the World Bank has assured that the international agreement will not kishanganta breached. He said Islamabad has been effectively raising the issue of India’s Kishanganga project to resolve it through a dispute resolution mechanism provided by the pact.

The warning came close on the heels of a meeting between the World Bank and Pakistan. During the meeting, the international body failed to reach an agreement with Pakistan to address the latter’s concerns regarding the Indus Waters Treaty with India. The meeting came days after India inaugurated the Kishanganga hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir.

Kishanganga Hydroelectric Plant

During the meetings, held at Pakistan’s request to discuss issues regarding the Indus Waters Treaty and opportunities within the treaty to seek an amicable resolution, “several procedural options” for resolving the disagreement over the interpretation of the treaty’s provisions were discussed, the Bank said. Pakistan had protested the inauguration claiming that the project on a river flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies. Islamabad had been raising objections over the design of the MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project, saying it is not in line with the criteria laid down under the Indus Waters Treaty between the two countries.

But, India says the project design was well within parameters of the treaty.

The project, located at Bandipore in North Kashmir, envisages diversion of water of Kishan Ganga river to underground powerhouse through a The Kishanganga project was started in but on May 17,Pakistan moved for international arbitration against India under the provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty.


The Hague-based International Court of Arbitration allowed India in to go ahead with construction of the project in North Kashmir and upheld India’s right under the bilateral Indus Waters Treaty to divert waters from the Kishanganga for power generation in Jammu and Kashmir. The international court, however, decided that India shall release a minimum kishanganfa of nine cubic metres per second into the Kishanganga river known as Neelam in Pakistan at all times to maintain environmental flows.

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