Tensions rise between India and Pakistan following suicide bombing
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NEW DELHI — India vowed Thursday to cut back on water flowing through its rivers to arid Pakistan, a threat it has made before but now seems more determined to carry out in the wake of a suicide bomb attack last week for which India has blamed Pakistan.
Nitin Gadkari, India’s transport minister, said in a Twitter message that “Our Govt. has decided to stop our share of water which used to flow to Pakistan. We will divert water from Eastern rivers and supply it to our people in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab.”
Some analysts said this was the strongest threat India has made yet since the attack in which a suicide bomber killed more than 40 Indian troops in the disputed region of Kashmir.
A full-blown water war could be catastrophic to the hundreds of millions of people in India and Pakistan who depend on river water. But this latest threat was not accompanied by details on when or how India might act to divert more water from Pakistan downstream or how large, in reality, such diversions would be.
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I've long-since believed that the next nuclear war will be between India and Pakistan.
Mark my words.
Stop Letting Your Cartoon Fears Of Nuclear Bombs Kill The Planet
Almost certain it's time to reset the clock.
Can imagine that water related wars will become more common in the coming decades. Especially in regions like South-Asia, Nile region, etc.
Hell, some even speculate that there would have been a conflict between Turkey and Iraq at this point, had Iraq not been on its knees today. Because of Turkish dam projects and whatnot.
Where was I when the first Nuclear War took place?
Nukes started flying when the Great Imperial Starfleet clashed with the Lemurians during the Finno-Korean Hyperwar, duh
I thought this was basic history
at this rate even the colorado could become a civil war given how the republican governors of the south seem to be sliding more and more into a trumpian bend and the party platform claims the river's problems are due to environmentalists not global warming drying it up.
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