Pakistan constructing 6 dams on Indus river in PoK with China’s help: Govt

Minister of state for external affairs, VK Singh, told Rajya Sabha that India has made demarches to both Pakistan and China conveying the position. The government will continue to maintain this position.

india Updated: Aug 03, 2017 23:41 IST
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Under the Indus Water Treaty, India has exclusive rights to three Indus basin rivers, including the Ravi, which has virtually disappeared on the Pakistani side. (AP File Photo)

Pakistan is constructing six dams on the Indus river in PoK with China’s assistance and India has made demarches to both Islamabad and Beijing conveying that it is in violation of its sovereignty and territorial integrity, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

According to the government’s information, Pakistan is constructing six dams on the Indus river in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir with assistance committed to those projects by China, minister of state for external affairs, VK Singh, said in a written reply.

“India has a clear and consistent position that these territories are illegally occupied by Pakistan and that any collaborative activity there is in violation of India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” he said.

“Accordingly, we have made demarches to both Pakistan and China conveying the position. The government will continue to maintain this position,” Singh added.

First Published: Aug 03, 2017 19:23 IST