Prime Minister Modi, on September 26, chaired a high-level meeting with regards to the Indus Waters Treaty.
A day before he had taken on Pakistan for exporting terror, and said that Uri martyrs’ blood would not go down in vain and the world would isolate Pakistan.
But, moving away from that statement, PM Modi on September 26 ruled out cancelling the Indus Waters Treaty but in hope of rattling Islamabad.
According to reports, the Indian government is now looking into ways of increasing its use of Indus water that flows from India but is controlled by Pakistan.
Making another strong statement on the issue PM Modi said “Blood and water cannot flow together,” and discussed India’s options with regards to Indus water. The meeting was also attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, the Water Resources Secretary, and senior PMO officials.
While there have been consistent calls in India that the government should scrap the water distribution pact to mount pressure on Pakistan, PM Modi now seems to be taking a different route to take on Pakistan. For past many years, Pakistan has been complaining about not receiving enough water from India and even resorted to international arbitration in a couple of cases.