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Victory For India, World Bank Allows Power Plant Constructions As Per 'Indus Valley Treaty'

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| August 2 , 2017 , 19:45 IST

In a huge victory over Pakistan in the Indus Valley incident, the international finance body, World Bank has allowed India to construct a Hydroelectric Power Plant on the Jhelum and Chenab Rivers.

According to the World Bank's official statement, India received World Bank's green signal for the hydro plant as India and Pakistan concluded the discussion "in a spirit of goodwill and cooperation" in Secretary-level discussions between the two countries.

The World Bank in their statement said, "The Secretary-level discussions between India and Pakistan on the technical issues on the Indus Waters Treaty took place this week in a spirit of goodwill and cooperation."

"The parties have agreed to continue discussions and reconvene in September in Washington," it added.

According to reports, the talks between India and Pakistan, conducted in a peaceful environment, concluded on a good note.

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As per the Indus Valley Water Treaty, India was finally allowed to build the 330 megawatts Kishenganga and 850 megawatts Ratle hydroelectric power plants on Jhelum and the Chenab rivers.

The World Bank in a fact sheet said, "The plants are on respectively a tributary of the Jhelum and the Chenab Rivers. The treaty designates these two rivers as well as the Indus as the "Western Rivers" to which Pakistan has an unrestricted use. Among other uses, India is permitted to construct hydroelectric power facilities on these rivers subject to constraints specified in Annexures to the treaty."

Pakistan, however, has questioned India whether the features of the plants contravene the treaty.

The Indus Waters Treaty was signed by India and Pakistan back in 1960, after nine years of negotiations mediated by the World Bank.

The World Bank also mentioned that Pakistan has asked the international body to facilitate the setting up of a Court of Arbitration to probe into the technical details of the two hydroelectric power plants. India, however, has asked for the World Bank to appoint a Neutral Expert for the same.

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Brokered by the World Bank, the treaty gave the right to use waters of the first three rivers to India and of the other three rivers to Pakistan.

Earlier, the treaty has come close to being jeopardized following the cross-border terror attack on September 18 last year on an Indian Army base at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir that left 19 Indian soldiers dead. 

kushal kumar

The news that World Bank has , just at the end of July 2017 , permitted India to construct two hydropower projects in J&K in terms of Indus Water Treaty rejecting objections of Pakistan is obviosly a yet more big win for India . This win is corresponding to this Vedic astrology writer’s prediction of October-November last year whereby the period of four months from April to July in 2017 was identified to be opportune and encouraging both on national scene for India through hitherto well known article “ 2017 – an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February-March and August-September” issued widely to Indian news media last year in October-November.

kushal kumar

The news that World Bank has , just at the end of July 2017 , permitted India to construct two hydropower projects in J&K in terms of Indus Water Treaty rejecting objections of Pakistan is obviosly a yet more big win for India . This win is corresponding to this Vedic astrology writer’s prediction of October-November last year whereby the period of four months from April to July in 2017 was identified to be opportune and encouraging both on national scene for India through hitherto well known article “ 2017 – an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February-March and August-September” issued widely to Indian news media last year in October-November.