NEW DELHI (Agencies) - Peeved at Pakistans oft-repeated allegation that it is being deprived of its share of common waters, India on Sunday said such charges were aimed at diverting the attention of their people from their own inefficient use of the vital resource, reports The Times of India. On the eve of the bilateral talks on water here, India asserted that it has never deprived Pakistan of its share of water, not even during wars and had no intention to do so ever. India has no intention of taking away water which may be rightfully theirs...We have demonstrated this even in the past. When relations were at nadir, when we were at war, we did not use water as a weapon to deprive them of their share, said Indian Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal. On Pakistans charge that India was stealing water, he said, They are diverting the attention of their people from their own inefficient use of water, we have seen this in case of Baglihar (power project). His statement comes in the backdrop of Pakistans threat to move the World Bank for arbitration over Kishenganga power project in Occupied Kashmir, which it says violates the 1960 Indus Water Treaty as water would be diverted. Pakistan is said to have appointed two arbitrators to contest its case, though it is yet to formally approach the World Bank. Pakistan is also objecting to construction of two other hydel power projects, Uri-II and Chutak, in Occupied Kashmir. These issues are expected to come up for discussion during the meeting of Indus Water Commissioners here Monday (today). Suggesting that India was ready to walk the extra mile, Bansal said, Our effort will be to sort out the matter through negotiations, be it at a higher level also.