India, Pak begin high-level talks on Indus Waters Treaty


India and Pakistan have submitted themselves to the World Bank. A two- day high-level talks between India and Pakistan on technical issues of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) begins in Washington. These meetings are a continuation of a discussion on how to safeguard the Treaty for the benefit of the people in both the countries. The meetings between two countries are taking place in Washington between September 14 and 15. IWT is an agreement signed by former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and the then President of Pakistan, Ayub Khan in 1960 marking out control over the six rivers running across the Indus basin following partition of the subcontinent.