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What is the Indus Waters Treaty and why does it matter?

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Signed in 1960, the Indus Waters Treaty gives India control over the Ravi, Sutlej and Beas rivers, while Pakistan manages the Indus, Jhelum and Chenab. Now, as populations burgeon and climate control wreaks havoc on water resources, India says the treaty must be renegotiated.

The Indus Basin aquifer is the second-most stressed in the world but on it rely millions of Indians and Pakistanis. It’s their water security at stake as the two countries tussle over the agreement.

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