WULLAR BARRAGE The Indus Waters Treaty of 1960 succeeded in removing ambiguity over the riparian rights of Pakistan and India with respect to the Indus River system The treaty’s success notwithstanding, disputes occasionally arose over its precise interpretation on the use of the waters in the upper reaches of the Indus River Pakistan’s problem with the Indian plan to construct a barrage in the Wullar Lake area is an example of the type of disputes that arose in spite of the treaty In the mid-1980s India undertook the construction of the Tulbal Navigation Project to improve navigation in the Wullar Lake A barrage on an important inlet into the Indus River was planned, to which Pakistan objected The issue was not resolved

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