| NEW DELHI, India,
May 29, 2003: Hostile neighbors India and Pakistan
began discussing on Wednesday a dispute over construction
of a dam in the Indian portion of Kashmir that Pakistan
fears will deprive its farmers of much-needed water, a
news report said.
Pakistan objects to the design of the Baglihar Hydroelectric
Plant being built on the Chenab River, part of the Indus
River system. The Chenab originates in Indian-controlled
Kashmir and runs into Pakistan's Punjab state, where
it is used for irrigation. Pakistan and India have jointly
managed the Indus River system since the Indus Water
Treaty of 1960.
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