Modi threatens to 'dry up' Pakistan with water supply blockage
“We formed a task force on Indus water treaty to ensure farmers of Punjab and other states get each drop of water due to them,” he added.
The premier expressed that he was concerned more about farmers than the arithmetic of elections.
Under the treaty, which was signed by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and President Ayub Khan in Sept 1960, water of six rivers — Beas, Ravi, Sutlej, Indus, Chenab and Jhelum — are to be shared between the two countries.
However, Indian authorities threatened Pakistan of using water as weapon soon after the relations between the neighbours became frayed after the Uri attack that left 18 soldiers dead.
Both nuclear-armed neighbours also expelled high commission staffers of each other following the allegations of espionage.
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