The Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) is in the hands of Pakistan, which is a disputed region claimed by India. The China-Pakistan Economic corridor passing through PoK was enough of an headache for the Indian Government to resolve, and now another construction makes the matter more abstruse to resolve, i.e. the construction of 6 dams on the Indus river.
VK Singh, the External Affairs Minister informed in the Parliament that Pakistan is building six dams on the Indus river in PoK with China’s assistance.
Pak constructing six dams on Indus river in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir with assistance committed to those projects by China: MoS MEA VK Singh
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The government has thus taken political steps to both Islamabad and Beijing over the constructions stating that it violates the sovereignty and integrity of India.
VK Singh said,
“India has a clear and consistent position that these territories are illegally occupied by Pakistan and that any collaborative activity there is in violation of India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Accordingly, we have made demarches to both Pakistan and China conveying the position. The government will continue to maintain this position.“
The Indus river is the longest and national river of Pakistan. It runs from Western Tibet near Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar, all the way through Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The creation of the dams by Pakistan could severely compromise India’s homeland security.