Brahmaputra River
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India, China in regular contact over Brahmaputra river blockage: MEA

ANI | Updated: Oct 19, 2018 22:33 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 19 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday said that India and China are in regular contact over Brahmaputra river blockage caused due to a landslide in Tibet.
Ministry of External Affairs Official spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, in a statement, said that all relevant authorities of the central government and concerned state governments have been apprised about the emerging situation to enable them to take necessary precautionary measures.
"On October 17, 2018, the Chinese side informed us about a landslide blocking the mainstream of Yarlung Zangbo/Brahmaputra River in the Tibet Autonomous Region. Based on the information provided, all relevant authorities of the Central Government and concerned State Governments have been apprised about the emerging situation to enable them to take necessary precautionary measures in this regard," he said.
The MEA spokesperson was responding to media queries about the landslide in Tibet that blocked the flow of the Brahmaputra river.
Yarlung Zangbo river, originating at the southeast of Mount Kailash and Manasarovar in Tibet, is the upper stream of the Brahmaputra river. It later forms the South Tibet Valley and Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon before passing into the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India. (ANI)

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