In a major decision by World Bank in which the global body has allowed India to construct hydroelectric power plants on the Jhelum and Chenab Rivers.

It is believes to be great win for nation against arch rival Pakistan.

The historic decision comes from the World Bank, after the conclusion of secretary-level discussions between India and Pakistan on the technical issues over the Indus Waters Treaty

The talks between the two side were conducted in a peaceful environment and concluded on a good note.

"Both India and Pakistan have agreed to continue discussions over the Indus Waters Treaty and reconvene in September in Washington, DC," the World Bank said in a brief statement.

According to source, India is permitted to construct the Kishenganga (330 megawatts) and Ratle (850 megawatts) hydroelectric power plants on Jhelum and the Chenab rivers as specified in the Indus Waters Treaty.

However, Pakistan has opposed whether the technical design features of the two hydroelectric plants contravene the treaty.

 

 

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