We should end Indus Water Treaty: former External Affairs Minister, Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha says India should reconsider it's status on Pakistan in the WTO rule and review "FMN".

Taking the diplomatic strategy to isolate Pakistan further, senior BJP leader and former External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha said to end the Indus Water Treaty which carries most of the required water to Pakistan.

The former minister stringently commented to withdraw the treaty and also re-think India’s position to Pakistan in World Trade Organisation (WTO). Currently, India nominates Pakistan as the Most Favourite Nation (MFN).

Speaking about MFN, Yashwant Sinha said that India should end the Indus Water Treaty and again review the “Most Favoured Nation” to Pakistan according to the WTO rules.

India has a better position geographically as the water flows from India to Pakistan. The Indus Water Treaty which was signed by then Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistani’s President General Ayub Khan was brokered by the World Bank. The treaty allows India to use the water flowing from India to Pakistan but till now India has not used the water.

The serious strategy to take action against Pakistan in the wake of the Uri terror attack, re-considering the Indus Water Treaty is a diplomatic step by the Indian government.

Earlier today, Pakistan foreign affairs adviser to Prime Minister, Sartaj Aziz said India cannot separate itself from the Indus Water Treaty. He added that if India violates the treaty Pakistan would approach the International Court of Justice.

The terror attack in Uri on September 18, which left 18 Indian soldiers dead was one of the deadliest assault on the Indian army. India has accused Pakistan-based Jaish-E-Mohammad of the attack.