India, Pakistan to hold talks on hydro-power projects under Indus Waters Treaty

India and Pakistan will hold talks on two hydro-power projects under the Indus Waters Treaty at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, today.

In a letter to the Indian Ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna, World Bank Vice President for South Asia region Annette Dixon welcomed the participation of both the countries. She assured neutrality and impartiality of the international body in helping both the nations to find an amicable way forward. Union Water Resources Secretary Amarjit Singh is leading the Indian delegation.

The two countries last held talks over the two projects in March this year during the meeting of Permanent Indus Commission in Pakistan.

Pakistan had approached the World Bank last year, raising concerns over the designs of the two projects located in Jammu and Kashmir.

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