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It’s a tale of two victories

It’s a tale of two victories
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First Published: Thu, Feb 15 2007. 12 05 AM IST
Updated: Thu, Feb 15 2007. 12 05 AM IST
 
Both Pakistan and India have claimed victory in the final verdict on...Baglihar. However, the truth is that (it) brings both... on to the victory stand.
Pakistani experts, contacted by this paper to give their views about the verdict’s impact on the country’s water position, gave varied assessments.(The first was) that there would be no radical impact... The other view was that the Swiss expert had vindicated India’s stance to have a dam on the Chenab that carried the potential to undo the gains Pakistan thought it had obtained. What Pakistan should have insisted was that the dam was in violation of the Treaty.
It is evident that had Pakistan woken up at the time India began work..., it should have been able to convince the expert that the dam could not be constructed at all.
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