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India’s need for hydro-diplomacy with China, Pakistan and Bangladesh

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  • July 22, 2019

    Research Fellow, IDSA, presently on Lien to Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Dr Uttam Sinha’s article on India’s hydro-diplomacy with its neighbours, titled ‘India’s need for hydro-diplomacy with China, Pakistan and Bangladesh’ has been published in South Asia Journal on July 22, 2019.

    It is critical for India to articulate its middle riparian position, first to change the perception in the neighbourhood that India is a ‘water hegemon’, as is often expressed by Pakistan and Bangladesh, in spite of the robustness of the water treaties with these two countries; and second, to draw China into the South Asian water equation through a multilateral basin approach, thereby sensitising China to downstream concerns and upstream responsibilities, writes Dr Sinha.
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