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India, Pakistan Fail to Resolve Dispute Over Kashmir Dam

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Two days of talks between India and Pakistan have failed to resolve their dispute over New Delhi's plans to build a dam in Indian Kashmir.

Pakistan says the dam will violate a 1960 water-sharing accord between the two countries. A joint statement issued at the end of the talks in New Delhi Wednesday says the two sides agreed to continue discussions, but did not give new dates.

The countries also reaffirmed their commitment to the Indus Waters Treaty of 1960, negotiated by the World Bank. Work on the Wullar Barrage, also known as Tulbul Navigation Project, began in the 1980s, but was stopped after Pakistan complained it would disrupt the flow of water into the Jhelum River.

India says the dam is necessary to make the river navigable during the dry summer months.
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