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    India to Consider Revision of Water Treaty With Pakistan After Kashmir Attack

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    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet top officials today to discuss Indian-Pakistani Indus Water Treaty in the wake of the September terrorist attack in Kashmir, NDTV reported Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Modi will meet senior officials from different ministries, including external affairs, to discuss the 1960 treaty, possibly as a potential leverage over Pakistan, the broadcaster reported.

    Government sources told to Sputnik that officials also presented various implications including China’s possible reaction in case of India’s tough stance.

    The Indus Water Treaty brokered by the World Bank outlines the share of the six local rivers by India and Pakistan with special provisions for how the water may be used and in what quantity.

    Tensions have been rising in Indian-Pakistani relations lately, as on September 18, four militants reportedly crossed from Pakistan into India-administered northern Kashmir territory and attacked the Indian base in Uri, killing 18 servicemen. Pakistan denied its involvement.


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