India, Pakistan jointly fighting common ‘enemy’

Even as Indo-Pak ties are at an all-time low now, the two countries are jointly fighting the worst ever locust attack of 26 years. Tiddis or locusts, which entered Pakistan in March-April from Iran and Saudi Arabia, have attacked Balochistan, Sindh and parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat.

While the Indian Army based in Pokhran is also supporting the Locust Warning Organisation (LWO-India), which comes under the Directorate of Plant Protection and Quarantine and storage (DPP) in the Agriculture Ministry, the Pakistan Army is helping LWO-Pakistan to quarantine areas of Sindh and Balochistan.

Both LWO-India and LWO-Pakistan officials met in June and July to discuss a combined strategy to quarantine locusts that have spread over 1.5 lakh hectares of land in India and Pakistan Read More

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