116th meeting of Permanent Indus Commission (PIC)

  • Published
    3rd May, 2021

GS-II: International Relations

  • India and its neighbourhood
Context

India and Pakistan participate in 116th meeting of Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) in New Delhi

Prelims question:

Consider the following statements:

  1. Indus Water Treaty, 1960 is a UN brokered treaty which administers how the waters of the Indus and its tributaries will be utilized.
  2. As per the treaty, India can utilize waters of western rivers for non-consumptive uses only.
  3. Permanent Indus Commission is a bilateral commission that implements and manage goals of the treaty.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

  • A.
  • B.
  • C.
  • D.

Mains Question:

Indus water treaty is an example of possibility of peaceful existence despite strained relationship between two countries. Critically examine

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