China begins sharing hydrological information for Brahmaputra river

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New Delhi: China on Friday started sharing with India hydrological information for the Brahmaputra river, an annual observe in the course of the monsoon which is essential for producing info on floods in northeast India, officers mentioned.

The information is being shared from three hydrological stations — Nugesha, Yangcun and Nuxia — mendacity on the mainstream of the Brahmaputra, referred to as Yarlung Zangbo in China, officers within the Jal Shakti Ministry mentioned on Friday.

For the Sutlej river, referred to as Langqen Zangbod in China, information is shared from a station at Tsada, the official mentioned.

The growth comes amid the current face-offs between the armies of the 2 international locations on the jap and northern borders of India.

On May 5, round 250 Indian and Chinese military personnel clashed with iron rods, sticks, and even resorted to stone-pelting in Pangong Tso space in Eastern Ladakh. Four days later, there was an analogous face-off near Naku La Pass in North Sikkim.

In 2017, China had stopped sharing the information citing that the hydrological information gathering websites have been washed away attributable to floods. It additionally coincided with the 73-day Doklam stand-off between the 2 neighbours that occurred in the course of the peak monsoon interval.

It resumed sharing information from 2018.

India and China have signed an settlement underneath which Beijing shares hydrological information with New Delhi.

Under the settlement, for the Brahmaputra river, the information is shared by China from May 15. In the case of the Sutlej river, the information is shared from June 1.

The information can also be shared twice every day till October.

The Brahmaputra originates from Tibet and flows into Arunachal Pradesh and Assam and later drains into the Bay of Bengal by means of Bangladesh.

The sharing of knowledge may be very useful in producing flood-related info for the northeastern states, officers.