Indo-Pak talks on Wullar Barrage put off due to LoC tension

Islamabad, Jan. 27 (ANI): Two-day India-Pakistan talks on Wullar Barrage have been postponed amid renewed tensions between the two countries over ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC).

The water secretaries of the two countries were scheduled to meet on January 28-29 to discuss the dispute over Wullar Barrage/Tulbul Navigation Project.

Talks over Wullar Barrage would have been the first of a series of resumed bilateral dialogue this year, reports The Dawn.

Pakistan considers construction of Wullar Barrage by India near Sopore in Indian-administered Kashmir as a violation of the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty. Islamabad fears the barrage can disrupt water flows into Pakistan.

So far, almost a dozen rounds of talks have been held on the disputed barrage, but there has been no breakthrough. (ANI)


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