Prof. Robert Wirsing in conversation with Dr. Moeed Pirzada on Water Issues of South Asia

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Prof. Robert Wirsing in conversation with Dr. Moeed Pirzada on Water Issues of South Asia especially Pakistan & India. This Interview was recorded on 11th June, 2009 for Dunya News, Pakistan. Robert Wirsing has thorough command over south Asian issues. He has written book on Kashmir conflict, he is also researcher on water dispute between India and Pakistan. Nuclear issue, water disputes and future of Afghanistan were discussed in the interview.
Dr Wirsing said that over period of many years it seems Pakistan and India have gradually come to a tacit agreement for the settlement of ownership of territories and perhaps Line of Control can be a step to it so the dispute is no longer about changing the boundaries now. According to him military and civilian leadership of Pakistan understands that Pakistan no longer is in position to demand for any territory from India and thought of going for war on Kashmir is no longer is realistic prepositions. According to him water has become more central to Kashmir issue between Pakistan and India although initially it was only territorial issue. He said baghliar dam issue arose due to Pakistan objection of its construction by India over Chenab River.

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