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India to hold 2-day PIC meet from tomorrow

India to hold 2-day PIC meet from tomorrow
Water flows on the banks of Chenab River with the Baglihar hydroelectric project in the background, about 155 km (96 miles) northwest of Jammu, the winter capital of the troubled northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, October 2, 2005. World Bank-appointed observer Raymond Lefitte, who is visiting the site on Sunday, voiced optimism that the row over the Baglihar hydroelectric project, a project Islamabad opposes, will be sorted out, media reports said. Pakistan has raised objections over the height of the dam and said it violates the Indus Water Treaty. India says there is no substance in Pakistan's objections. REUTERS/Amit Gupta

New Delhi: The 114th meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) will be held in New Delhi on March 29 and 30 to discuss technical deliberations on various issues.

The PIC is an established mechanism under the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT), 1960, between India and Pakistan.

The treaty mandates the PIC to establish and maintain cooperative arrangements for the implementation of the treaty and to promote cooperation between the two sides in the development of the Indus water systems.

Each commissioner is the representative of his government for all matters arising out of this treaty.

The treaty also mandates the PIC to meet at least once a year alternately in India and Pakistan.

The 113th meeting of PIC was held in Pakistan on March 20-21, 2017. (ANI)