By K.N. Pandita
For three strong reasons India has obstructed Pakistan’s 12 billion US dollar Daimer-Bhasha dam with estimated generation capacity of 4500MW on the Sindh River.
First, the dam is located in Gilgit-Baltistan to the north of Pakistan, the territory which India claims its own but is illegally occupied by Pakistan.
Second, the dam to be built about 40 kilometres from Chilas on the Indus River in Gilgit-Baltistan is a project fraught with serious environmental risk impact. Independent experts believe that Bhasha is not a natural site for a large storage reservoir with a little scope for side-channel storage because it is located in the seismic zone. Continue Reading…