Permanent Indus Commission
Part of: Prelims and GS-II International relations
Context: A 10-member Indian delegation will visit Pakistan for the annual meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission.
- For the first time, three women officers will also be part of the Indian delegation.
Indus Waters Treaty (IWT)
- Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) was signed by India and Pakistan in 1960.
- Under the treaty, India has full use of the three “eastern” rivers (Beas, Ravi, Sutlej), while Pakistan has control over the three “western” rivers (Indus, Chenab, Jhelum), although India is given rights to use these partially as well for certain purposes.
Permanent Indus Commission (PIC)
- PIC is a bilateral commission consisting of officials from India and Pakistan.
- Objective: To implement and manage the goals, objectives and outlines of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) which was signed in kuSeptember 1960 with World Bank standing guarantee for any dispute resolution.
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