Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Home News Reports India rejects Pakistan’s allegation of ‘fifth generation war’ using water as weapon, says Pakistan...

India rejects Pakistan’s allegation of ‘fifth generation war’ using water as weapon, says Pakistan was informed before releasing excess water

India’s federal water resources ministry dismissed the allegation made by Pakistan that India had failed to inform it about the release of water from a dam that could cause flooding across the border. 

India has shrugged off the phoney claims made by Pakistan asserting that under the terms of the 1960 Indus Water treaty between the two nations, it had informed Pakistan about the release of excess water late on Monday when it crossed a certain threshold in the Bhakra dam.

The water level in the Bhakra dam crossed its permissible limit of 1,680 feet on Monday, prompting the authorities to increase the release around 41,000 cusecs of excess water through spillway gates, officials said.

The terror state Pakistan, becoming more and more baffled after failing to create pressure on India over the Kashmir issue, steered a new barb on Monday by accusing India of waging “fifth-generation warfare”. Pakistan said India had failed to inform it about the release of water from a dam that could cause flooding across the border.

The already hostile relationship between India and Pakistan had become worse following India’s bold decision to abrogate Article 370 and bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir. Though India had specified that this was its internal matter, spooked Pakistan has since then been trying everything in its capacity to create pressure on India.

Apart from trying things like downgrading diplomatic ties, suspending trade, banning Indian movies, banning advertisements for India-made products on their television channels etc, Pakiastn nation has also attempted tawdry strategies like spreading fake and malicious news to spread fear after the Abrogation of Article 370.

Desperate Pakistan has been running pillar to post seeking the support of the international community on the Kashmir issue. Now, after being snubbed globally, Pakistan is probably resorting to this new tactic by claiming that the unexpected release of water into the Sutlej river that flows from India to Pakistan was part of an attempt by New Delhi to flout the longstanding treaty between the countries.

“They try to isolate diplomatically, they try to strangulate economically, they’re trying to strangulate our water resources – and water automatically will have an impact on your economy, your agriculture and your irrigation,” news agency Reuters quoted the chairman of Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority, Muzammil Hussain, as saying. India was using its position upstream to wage “fifth-generation warfare” on the country, said Hussain.

India’s union water resources ministry dismissed the allegation, saying that, under the treaty, advance information needs to be given in a situation when “extraordinary discharges of water from reservoirs and flood flows” could harm the other party.

“Until today no such extraordinary discharges had been observed on the Indian side in the current flood season. At 7 pm, the flow of Sutlej river reached the threshold level of high flood and the same was conveyed to Pakistan,” the ministry said in a statement, adding that it was committed to the treaty.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

From cover up to conspiracy to murder: Some unanswered questions about Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s death in Kashmir

Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee had died mysteriously days after he was arrested in Jammu and Kashmir for entering the state without permission

Former IFS officer Lakshmi M Puri sends legal notice to Congress supporter Saket Gokhale for misleading allegations against her

Alleged activist and Congress mouthpiece Saket Gokhale made baseless allegations against Lakshmi M Puri, wife of Hardeep Singh Puri

Ever Given: Ship that blocked Suez Canal has since been held by Canal authorities, they wanted 916 million dollars

After demanding 916 USD initially, the canal authorities had later lowered the demand amount to 550 million. A final settlement is expected to be reached soon.

Trinamool MP Mimi Chakraborty duped by fake IAS officer’s fake vaccination drive, one arrested

Mimi Chakraborty was reportedly duped by a man who claimed to be an IAS officer and requested the TMC MP to be chief guest at a COVID-19 vaccination drive organised by him.

Telangana: Woman working at Christian priest’s home dies in police custody, officer suspended

Mariyamma, who used to work as a domestic help at local priest Father Balaswamy's house in Govindapuram village, breathed her last on June 18 after cops allegedly assaulted her.

Kanpur: Hindu families put “for sale” signs outside their houses after being forced to convert to Islam, SP MLA accused of shielding the goons

10 Hindu families in Rail Patri colony in Kanpur live under constant fear as they have been threatened either to covert to Islam or leave the area.

Recently Popular

Ravish Kumar appears massively frustrated as India administers 85 lakh COVID vaccines in single day, this is why he does not make sense

Ravish Kumar goes on a ranting spree to hate on PM Modi by camouflaging propaganda as 'criticism' over COVID-19 vaccination

‘Is your father a mali or chowkidar? I will cancel your license, H*r*m*zade’: Maneka Gandhi threatens vets in viral audios

The Indian Veterinary Association in a letter have condemned the unruly behavior and unparliamentary language used by Maneka Gandhi against animal doctors.

How Venkatesh Prasad is winning hearts with his ‘Sanghi’ posts, one tweet at a time

Venkatesh Prasad demonstrated the Surya Namaskar for his followers, performed in deference to the Sun God.

After being slammed by Bombay HC for lack of evidence, Mumbai police names Arnab Goswami as an accused in second TRP chargesheet

Republic TV had submitted before Bombay HC that Mumbai Police have deliberately not named Arnab Goswami in charge sheet to keep the investigation open

Oxfam says reporting rape cases harms black and marginalised people, blames ‘privileged white women’ for root causes of sexual violence

Oxfam says that fighting against sexual assault legitimises criminal punishment, which harms black and other marginalised people
- Advertisement -


Connect with us