India has recently refused a meeting with Pakistan on issues around the IWT. While Pakistan wanted a physical meeting, the Indian side cited COVID-19 as a reason for its unavailability. The IWT meetings are procedural meetings between the two countries to discuss issues on the construction of dams and hydropower projects concerning the Indus river systems. Among key issues, the article has highlighted the issue of Ratle run-of-the-river project on Chenab in Kishtwar district of J&K. While India has called for appointing a neutral party, Pakistan has sought for Court of Arbitration to decide on the issue. This news is related to the topic India and its neighborhood- relations of GS 2.
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