The Indus Equation
This paper examines water issues between India and Pakistan. The two countries should be proud that they have crafted Indus Water Treaty, which is seen by the world as an outstanding example of confidence building measures between neighbours involved in difficult relationship. Instead, the water discourse is often focused on small technical issues, which are inflated to create a sense of discord. The first section of this paper provides a comprehensive overview of Pakistan’s water situation; the second part discusses points of contention between India and Pakistan regarding the shared Western Rivers of the Indus and the conclusion provides the final analysis and recommendations that will assist water cooperation between these two nations in the future.
© 2011 Strategic Foresight Group (SFG)