Myth vs reality in the Indus Waters Treaty: Can India stop water flow to Pak?

Updated on Sep 29, 2016 04:24 PM IST

Can India use the Indus water treaty to force Pakistan to pay the price for its sponsorship of terrorism against India? Here are some myths surrounding the water-sharing pact and what also what the reality is.

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol on a boat in Out Post (OP)Chenab along the Pargwal area of India-Pakistan international border in Akhnoor about 70 km from Jammu, on Monday.(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol on a boat in Out Post (OP)Chenab along the Pargwal area of India-Pakistan international border in Akhnoor about 70 km from Jammu, on Monday.(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
Hindustan Times | ByJayant Jacob, New Delhi

Indus water treaty of September 19, 1960, between India and Pakistan, is one of the most liberal water-sharing pacts in the world.

There is now a clamour to use the pact to bring the neighbour to mend its ways after the Uri attack proved Pakistan is both unable and unwilling to stop its territory being used by terrorists against India.

But can India use the Indus water treaty to force Pakistan to pay the price for its sponsorship of terrorism against India? Here are some myths surrounding the water-sharing pact and also what the reality is.

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