Weaponized water: India threatens to divert 3 rivers away from Pakistan

Sunday, 24 Feb, 2019

Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor was speaking a week after a Pakistani-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for a suicide vehicle bomb attack that killed 40 Indian paramilitary policemen the Himalayan region disputed between India and Pakistan.

Reiterating his warning to choke Pakistan's water supply, Union minister Nitin Gadkari Friday said the neighbouring country won't get "even a single drop of water" from India if it continues to export terror.

On Thursday, the UN Security Council issued a statement that "condemned in the strongest terms" the Pulwama attack, and named Jaish for the "heinous and cowardly suicide bombing".

At the same time, the party said, "the Prime Minister authorized Armed Forces of Pakistan to respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure by India".

US President Donald Trump has voiced alarm at the "very risky situation" between India and Pakistan following a deadly attack against Indian forces in Kashmir. We would like to see it stopped.

Pakistan's military on Friday said it was not preparing for a war in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack and accused India of making threats against Islamabad. "We would like to see it stop", the United States president asserted, in a response to a question at the Oval office.

He said India was planning to build projects on three rivers flowing into Pakistan to use its share of water. And I mean, India just lost nearly 50 people with an attack. "I can understand that too", Trump said, adding that his administration was talking to authorities in both countries. "We are in talks with government on scheduled India-Pakistan clash in World Cup". "We are very much involved in that (process)", Trump told reporters at the Oval Office, reported PTI. The attack, the worst ever in the troubled area, was claimed by Pakistan-based militants. We were paying Pakistan $1.3 billion a year.

Trump claimed that his administration has developed a much better relationship with Pakistan, even after he stopped Dollars 1.3 billion in financial aid to Islamabad.

He said the United States' relation with Pakistan has developed in the last few months.