| 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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