India to participate in bilateral talks with it’s bordering country Pakistan in Lahore. The Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) meeting would be scheduled in the month of March.
The IWT meeting’s agenda would be the implementation of the Indus Waters Treaty. Indian Government has called off by IWT in September due to the Uri terrorist attacks. The latest development suggests a change in India’s approach towards its Rival country.
It is reportedly known that World Bank Officials have mediated for the talks between the two nations. After two months of mediation by the world bank, India changed its decision and given their consent for the meeting.
Officials had talks with Pakistan and made them to sent the Invitation of the IWT to India. The Indus water treaty is one of the old and fruitful International conflict resolution agreements. The treaty was made in the year 1960 Which resolved the water sharing issues between the two countries. Everything was fine between India and Pakistan in the distribution of the water until last year September.
According to the IWT, the Permanent Indus Commission meet must be organized Annually by the two nations alternatively. The agenda of the meeting will be decided by the hosts.The PIC constitues of officials from both India and Pakistan
India reviewed the Indus water treaty after the Uri terrorist attacks and hinted to block the water flow into the neighbor nation.It is a known fact that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif shared a good relation, but it was before the terrorist attacks and surgical strikes done by the Indian Army.
If everything goes fine in the Lahore Meet, it is expected there would be change in the two rival countries approach towards each other. World Bank should be credited for making this possible.