6.4 C
New York
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

China to alert India on dangers from artificial lakes

Rescuers look at a road blocked by fallen rocks in Paizhen town in Mainling county of Nyingchi city, Nov. 18, 2017.  (Photo courtesy: Liu Pengchao/Xinhua via AP)
Rescuers look at a road blocked by fallen rocks in Paizhen town in Mainling county of Nyingchi city, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo courtesy: Liu Pengchao/Xinhua via AP)

(TibetanReview.net, Dec28, 2017) – The 6.4-magnitude earthquake that rocked Tibet last month had resulted in the formation of three huge artificial lakes fed by the Yarlung Tsangpo river that is known as the Brahmputra upon entering India, reported India’s PTI new agency Dec 26, citing a Chinese Foreign Ministry official. These massive lakes, formed by landslides, raise concerns about a sudden flooding on the Indian side, the ministry has said. China has undertaken to keep India informed about developments.

The size and volume of water in these lakes are yet to be ascertained. But the massive accumulation of water has caused concerns that if the lakes join or burst, millions of people residing along the banks of the river in downstream Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam would be severely hit.

“The Chinese side, through the existing channels, will maintain communication with the Indian side on the cross-border rivers,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying was quoted as telling media persons in Beijing.

She has said verification by Chinese authorities had revealed that the lakes were on the eastern section of the India-China boundary.

And referring to the lakes having been detected by satellites, Hua has said, “It is caused by natural factors. It is not a man-made accident.”

China had earlier rejected media reports that the highly-polluted water in the river was caused by attempts to build a massive tunnel to divert the water to neighbouring arid Xinjiang region.

Share
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Related Articles

China holds series of live-fire Ladakh border drills with improved gears, troop invisibility

(TibetanReview.net, Jan18’21) – With a view apparently to keep up the pressure on India, China said Jan 17 that it had conducted...

India carried out 64% of planned Covid-19 vaccinations in two days as weekly cases fall to record low

(TibetanReview.net, Jan18’21) – India vaccinated around 64% of 3,16,375 planned beneficiaries on the first two days of the immunisation drive against Covid-19...

Himachal gov’t relaxes limit on gatherings, reopens schools

(TibetanReview.net, Jan17’21) – Following major decline in Covid cases, the government of Himachal Pradesh has on Jan 15 decided to open summer-closing...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected

6,132FansLike
630FollowersFollow
7,039FollowersFollow
- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

China holds series of live-fire Ladakh border drills with improved gears, troop invisibility

(TibetanReview.net, Jan18’21) – With a view apparently to keep up the pressure on India, China said Jan 17 that it had conducted...

India carried out 64% of planned Covid-19 vaccinations in two days as weekly cases fall to record low

(TibetanReview.net, Jan18’21) – India vaccinated around 64% of 3,16,375 planned beneficiaries on the first two days of the immunisation drive against Covid-19...

Himachal gov’t relaxes limit on gatherings, reopens schools

(TibetanReview.net, Jan17’21) – Following major decline in Covid cases, the government of Himachal Pradesh has on Jan 15 decided to open summer-closing...

No fatal event reported on first day of India’s mass Covid-19 vaccination drive

(TibetanReview.net, Jan17’21) – A total of 1,91,181 healthcare and other frontline workers were given the first of two doses of Covid-19 injections...

Nepal rejects foreign interference in veiled criticism of China

(TibetanReview.net, Jan16’21) – In a remark clearly aimed at China, Nepal has said Jan 16 that its leaders were able to settle...
Share
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •