Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting on Monday to discuss the Indus Water Treaty.
The move comes as pressure increases on Modi government to take action against Pakistan over the Uri terror attack.
According to reports, in the meeting, PM Modi will discuss the pros and cons of the treaty with the officials.
Earlier, when asked if the government will rethink on the treaty, the spokesperson of the external affairs ministry had said that “mutual trust and cooperation” was important for such a treaty to work. “For any such treaty to work, it’s important that there must be mutual cooperation and trust between both the sides. It cannot be a one-sided affair.”
Meanwhile, on September 24, Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh had said the state would fully support whatever decision was taken by the Union government on the 1960 agreement.
“The treaty has caused huge loss to Jammu and Kashmir” as the people of the state cannot fully utilise the waters of various rivers, particularly Chenab in Jammu, for agricultural and other activities,” Singh had said, as per PTI.
(With PTI Inputs)