Congress today said it was upto the government to calibrate action on the Indus Water Treaty even as termed the pact as another element in the multi-pronged multi-faceted approach against Pakistan.
“Indus Water Treaty is yet another element in the multi- pronged multi-faceted approach against Pakistan.
“These are ultimately for the Government to calibrate and it does not necessarily start from abrogation although let me remind you that Article 62 of the Vienna Convention provides for such withdrawal,” party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi said at the Congress briefing.
He said that short of withdrawal also, there are “many other methodologies and methods” available to the government.
Citing an example, he said, India can construct many more dams, which are allowed under the Treaty.
At the same time, he made it clear that he was not making any suggestions or demands. “There are many options. All I can say is that we cannot be silent spectator to the muscular jingoism everyday with no action on the ground.”