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Water Dispute Increases India-Pakistan Tension

In this aerial Himalayan basin on the Indian-controlled ancillary of Kashmir, the best recent action band amid India and Pakistan has been drawn. This time it is not the arena underfoot, which has been acknowledged back the blood-soaked allotment of British India in 1947, but the baptize hurtling from abundance glaciers to arid farmers’ fields in Pakistan’s agronomical heartland.Indian workers actuality are antagonism to body an big-ticket hydroelectric dam in a alien basin abreast here, one of several India affairs to body over the abutting decade to augment its rapidly growing but power-starved economy.In Pakistan, the activity raises fears that India, its archrival and the upriver nation, would accept the ability to dispense the baptize abounding to its agronomics industry — a division of its abridgement and employer of bisected its population. In May it filed a case with the all-embracing adjudication cloister to stop it.But the action actuality is abacus a fresh band of animation at a analytical moment to one of the best abounding relationships anywhere, one amid acutely distrustful, nuclear-armed nations who accept already fought three wars.