China starts sharing Hydrological data for Brahmaputra with India

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China starts sharing Hydrological data for Brahmaputra with India

G Plus News | May 21, 2019 17:44 hrs

GUWAHATI: China has finally started sharing the hydrological data with India on the river Brahmaputra for the monsoon season this year.

On 20 May, Water Resources Ministry has announced that China has provided data from three hydrological stations- Nugesha, Yangcun and Nuxia which are located on the mainstream of Yarlung Tsangpo, which flows into Arunachal Pradesh. In Arunachal Pradesh, Yarlung Tsangpo is called Siang River, which is known as Brahmaputra river in Assam.

Following the Doklam standoff between China and India in 2017, China had stopped sharing the hydrological data on Brahmaputra with India. 

However, the relations between the two improved in 2018 and both the countries signed two memorandum of understanding on this regard.  

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