India says Pakistan's move to seek World Bank arbitration in a dispute over the construction of a dam in Indian Kashmir is not justified.
An Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman told reporters today (Tuesday) that India believes the issue needs more technical discussions, and that they can resolve their remaining differences.
In Islamabad, a Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman said the decision to seek World Bank help was made after talks in Islamabad this month failed to resolve the issue.
Pakistan says construction of the Baglihar dam will violate the 1960 water sharing accord brokered by the World Bank, and will deprive Pakistan of its share of water from the Chenab river that flows from India.
India maintains the dam will not change the flow of water into Pakistan.