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116th Meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission

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  • March 25, 2021
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116th Meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – International Relations 

In news

  • After a gap of more than 2.5 years Indian and Pakistani delegations began the 116th Meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC).

Key takeaways 

  1. PIC is a bilateral commission consisting of officials from India and Pakistan.
  2. Objective: To implement and manage the goals, objectives and outlines of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) which was signed in September 1960 with World Bank standing guarantee for any dispute resolution.
  • Recent meeting coincided with the National Day of Pakistan. 
  • It is being viewed as part of the broader process of normalisation of bilateral ties between the two countries

Do you know? 

  • National Day of Pakistan commemorates the March 23, 1940 Lahore Resolution which paved the way for the creation of Pakistan.

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