Indian hegemony in the region has found a new means to dominate its smaller neighbours, exploiting the limited commodity of water. Scarcity of this basic resource is a global phenomenon due to extreme climatic changes, and while countries in other regions have devised mechanisms to amicably share the meagre resource, in South Asia, owing to Indian intransigence and 'might is right' attitude, the situation is worsening very rapidly. India is not respecting any obligation of upper/lower riparian country, international law and bilateral treaties. Its total disregard of the need of other countries for this basic resource is causing unprecedented frustration in all its neighbours, especially Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. India does not only want to fulfil its insatiable and lavish water needs at the cost of the survival of its neighbouring countries, but is also employing water as a weapon, terming it the "Aqua Bomb". The progenitor of Indian statecraft, Chanakya, in his notorious treatise Arthashastra, has recommended: "Waging war by using rivers through stopping water to impose drought or flooding to destroy life/property, and subjugate rival states". This has unabashedly been borrowed to become a part of Indian state policy. Immediate effect of this Indian design has already become visible in its three neighbouring countries in the shape of desertification of huge fertile lands, intrusion of salinity, scarcity of drinking water, ruining environment/biodiversity, excessive deposit of silt causing floods, elimination of water transport/navigational means, reduction in fisheries, inundation, lack of water for power generation, and so on. Bangladesh and Nepal need to ensure that due to their passivity and for personal gains of a handful of individuals, coming generations are not deprived of this basic resource. Detailed deliberation on water related issues of Bangladesh and Nepal can help its people identify the nature of the looming crises, expose Indian evil designs and take measures to conserve this resource. This is essential not only for the survival of the people of Bangladesh and Nepal but also their future generations. Nepal is the second richest country in water resources in the world, which covers 45 percent of the total quantity of water of the river Ganges and 70 percent of the total quantity of static water of India. Nepal has the capacity of producing 85,000MW of electricity through hydro-power projects, as an alternative source to fossil energy, but due to Indian sabotage through agreements, treaties and MOUs when a weak government at Kathmandu in office, it has compelled Nepal to long for water and electricity both for its own inhabitants and the soil to remain arid. India has ventured into the scheme of its chicaneries fulfilled through the politicians of Nepal in whom the RAW has invested heavily. India does not want Nepal to utilize its water resources on its own or with the financial and technical support of other countries. India plays a major role in sabotaging some major hydro-projects initiated by Nepal. Thus, Nepal is reduced to a position where it can harness merely one percent of its total water quantity. India cannot stand the progress and prosperity of its neighbours; it derives sadistic pleasure through disturbing and tormenting them via belligerent designs and conspiracies. Bangladesh, whose creation was facilitated and manipulated by India, is now the target of its machinations, because it has refused to become a client state, and has launched a devilish scheme to manipulate the natural water flow from India to Bangladesh. Rivers Ganges and Brahmaputra cross through India, meet in Bangladesh and then finally drain into the Bay of Bengal. The Ganges enters Bangladesh near Rajshahi District, where it is renamed as Padma River. There are 54 rivers flowing from India to Bangladesh fulfilling 85 percent of its water needs but mightiest among them are the Ganges and Brahmaputra, which are being manipulated to the detriment of Bangladesh through three projects. The first is the Farakka Barrage, labelled by Bangladeshis as "The Death Trap". The diabolic structure of this barrage has been designed to divert the natural water course of Ganges, to convert Bangladesh into a barren land and cause drought and famine. Over 800,000 acres of land have been rendered barren due to Farakka. It is the bitterest issue between India and Bangladesh. Tipaimukh Dam, another Farakka, is located in southwestern hilly region of Manipur, bordering Mizoram. Its a 1500MW power project, which will be completed by 2015 on river Barak. It will make barren fertile lands and adversely affect Surma, Khushiara and other rivers of Bangladesh. Bangladesh will seriously be harmed by the Tipaimukh project and the assurance by the Indian Premier that it would not damage Bangladeshi interests is unrealistic to believe the head of an upper riparian country assuring a lower riparian country about water security. Tipaimukh Dam is going to seriously affect not only agriculture in a large portion of Bangladesh, particularly in winter, but is also going to bring about negative ecological, climatic and environmental changes in the country. The third project is the "Rivers Interlinking Project", which is aimed at interconnecting 37 Indian rivers through links. It will involve the digging of 600 canals, which will flood 3000 square miles of land, displacing three million people and virtually draining Bangladesh of its waters, in about 10 years' time. Since 2002, India is implementing its "River Linking Project" which will link major rivers in India to their sources in Nepal, Bhutan where massive reservoirs would be built to hold water. It is a clear-cut violation of the international laws that protect the water rights of a lower riparian country. The project includes diversion of huge quantity of water from Brahmaputra, Ganges and Jamuna Rivers. According to experts, if the project is completed as planned, it will have ominous repercussions for the economy, communication and ecology of Bangladesh, which is already facing acute water shortages. As far as Pakistan is concerned, volumes can be written on Indian hegemony to illegally divert Pakistan's share of water through its numerous projects in direct contravention of the Indus water Treaty and will be treated separately.