"Our government has made a decision to stop our share of water which used to flow to Pakistan".
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The statement said Prime Minister Khan has authorised the armed forces of Pakistan to "respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure by India".
Pakistan has opposed some of these projects saying they violate the World Bank-mediated treaty on the sharing of the Indus waters, upon which 80 percent of its irrigated agriculture depends.
Continuing its tough stance in the wake of Pulwama terror attack, India on Thursday chose to stop its share of water from the three eastern rivers the Beas, Ravi and Sutlej to Pakistan.
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India will divert water from eastern rivers and supply it to its people in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab, he said.
A follow-up tweet said that the construction of a dam had begun on the Ravi river at Shahpur Kandi. Now, we are planning to build a project and divert the water from these three rivers into Yamuna river.
On Thursday evening, Gadkari took to Twitter to say that all the three projects have been declared as national projects. The move has further flared up tensions in the region with fears of a possible Indian use of force against Pakistan.
"It called on the government of Pakistan to find the perpetrators of this dastardly act as it also saluted the fallen Jawaans who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, and conveyed condolences to the families and the nation of India for this tragic loss". The ambassador's statement came hours after Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan blamed India of levelling allegations against his country without any evidence. "Having addressed a direct threat to the State of Pakistan, we need to move to ensure that militancy and extremism are routed from the society and the State never becomes hostage to extremists", the communique stated.
The Himalayan territory is split between Pakistani and Indian zones of control, but both countries claim it in its entirety and have fought two of their three wars over it.