Juxtaposing India’s per capita water availability (1.170 cum/person/year) – i.e. lowering than the global water index vis-à-vis the Chinese geo-political assertiveness against India – to undertake gigantic water resource projects raises serious security alarms in the South Asian regime. With China recently turning down India’s proposal to pursue a joint bilateral mechanism, it is necessary to assess China’s unilateral self-interest in curbing its widening water deficit at the cost of accentuating the lower riparian stress. Read More