Dy NSA reviews progress on Indus basin projects in J&K

Meets LG, top security officials

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, May 26: India has made progress on several fronts, particularly on completing works on all Indus Basin projects, in a timely manner to better utilise its rights under the Indus Water Treaty with Pakistan.
The second meeting of the Task Force to ensure exercise of India’s rights under the Indus Water Treaty, chaired by Deputy National Security Advisor Vikram Misri, reviewed the progress of various hydro-power projects in Jammu and Kashmir.
“It was noted that progress had been made on several fronts and emphasis was laid on completing the works on all the Indus Basin Projects in a timely manner to enable better utilisation of India’s rights under the Indus Water Treaty,” a statement said.
Misri also called on Lt Governor Manoj Sinha in Srinagar and apprised him of the efforts to monitor implementation of hydro power projects in Indus Basin under the directions of the Prime Minister’s Office.
The Deputy National Security Advisor also met top military and security officials in the Union Territory and was briefed on the prevailing situation in the Kashmir valley.
The meeting on the Indus Water Treaty was attended by officials from the Ministries of External Affairs, Jal Shakti, Jammu and Kashmir administration among others.
Sources said during his meeting with top military and security officials, the Deputy NSA reviewed security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir especially the Valley where the Government conducted G20 meeting on Tourism Working Group very successfully.
Various aspects of security scenario including anti-militancy operations and strengthening of Anti-Infiltration Grid on the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan were also discussed. Action against the Over Ground Workers (OGWs) too figured at the meeting.
It may be mentioned here that Army, paramilitary forces and police have eliminated number of militants including top commanders of various outfits in Kashmir and busted several modules of over ground network.