原文标题：China to construct three more dams on Brahmaputra river
BEIJING: China has approved construction of three more dams on Brahmaputra river in Tibet in addition to the one being built, and much to the disquiet of India, it has not been informed about the plans so far.
A document approved by the Chinese cabinet recently mentioned three dams to be built at Dagu, Jiacha and Jiexu on Brahmaputra, Indian officials here said.
The document listing projects to be completed in China’s 12th five year plan made a passing reference to the three dams without any details, they said.
India has not been informed about the move so far, officials said.
Asked about the plans to build the dams, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a media briefing here that “China has always taken a responsible attitude towards the development of cross border rivers”.
“Any new project has to go through scientific planning and study with consideration of the interests of lower and upper stream countries”, he said.
Brahmaputra river is known as as Yarlung Zangbo in China. Asked whether plans to build the dams have been approved and whether India and Bangladesh, which were lower riparian countries of the river, have been informed, Hong said he needs to get specific information.
Beijing’s decision comes at a time when India-China relations have improved considerably in all areas of cooperation and the two countries held lengthy round of the bilateral exchanges during national security advisor Shivshankar Menon’s visit here with his Chinese counterpart Dai Bingguo.
Sharing of cross border river waters has figured in the discussions but apparently China has not informed India of its plans to build the dams.
In his interactions with media after the talks, Menon has spoken about the two sides discussing water flows and China assurance that nothing what it is doing will affect the flows.
The two again met on the sidelines of BRICS security officials meet this month in New Delhi.
The new projects were reportedly approved by China at the State Council or Cabinet meeting on January 23.
China has already been building a 510 MW dam at Zangmu and one of the three dams were reportedly bigger than this.
China has been arguing that its dams are run of the river designs, therefore would not be affecting the flows of the water.
India has been expressing its concerns on this issue during the bilateral meetings.
It figured during the external affairs minister S M Krishna’s visit in last March.
About India’s concerns about Zangmu dam, Hong said at that time that the dam was not big enough to affect much of the flow to the lower riparian regions and China has not developed new hydro projects on the river.
Ok, now INDIA don’t play cricket with china…
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SADHU (delhi) replies to soma
What about KABBADI !!!
Gautam Maitra (Kolkata)
Bilateral meets between two countries must not mean smiling with open teeth and taking dinners.
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Laxminarayana Garikapati (U.S)
Nehru’s folly of accepting that Tibet is an integral part of China brought us a hostile neighbor and a perennial conflict with that country .
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Dams on Brahmaputra could lead to a drastic water scarcity on indian side and also could make situation worse in the flood like situation. Any such act by china is a provocation of war and could lead to some disastrous results
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Only one man MODI can counter CHINA.
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Dileep Kumar (Kolkata)
Indian officials are busy taking bribe. They will realize this when people in Assam and other north eastern areas will start dying of thirst. ANyways Indians are not equipped enough to take a stance against the bully China.
India to Chinese@ : Plz welcome… Pakistanis took our head …U can take our water & A** . We Indians share everything with others.Plz come.
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what we doing why we waiting for china to capture arunachal pradesh??
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government is busy pampering muslims while pakistan and china eating up indian territory inch by inch
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and one day China will stop water to India.. Indian government will go to UN crying for riparian rights… the case will continue for years and years and people in India will tell their children… long back there was a river named Bramhputra…!!!
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Brahmos (United States of India)
i m wondering what Bangladesh is going to do now…Brahmaputra is like life line for bangladesh.
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sometimes i feel why would any country attack us… what are they going to get from the 1.25 B people…
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Dams are the biggest problem for Global Warming……China should not promote Global Warming more….Its already has screwed up Beijing…the most polluted city in the world…..
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VoxPop (Peaceful World)
Starting another trouble for India. Water scarcity in summer and more flooding in rainy season will follow.
Niraj Rana (India)
Its violation of agreement. india should protest against it in UN. If its legal then starv pakistan for sutlej water.
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This is going to be a big challenge to india’s foreign ministry.
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chinees are not honest in commitment.they allways stab from back.
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Somesh Sahu (Pune)
China might be building dams to create dangerous situation for India if needed during war
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Nsathasivan Nsathasivan (chennai)
May be an act of blackmail to India against aligning with Japan for conducting naval exercises etc.
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Anil Ruparelia (world)
Building 4 Dams al together is not going to effect the flow of Brahmaputra to India and Bangladesh? That is something I find hard to digest.
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Akhill K Singgh (Jazan, Jizan, Saudi Arab) replies to Anil Ruparelia
In case of all the gates of dams opened together, there will be flooding in India.
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Signal of problem for India…… As they can any time stop water supply and also release water in bulk which will create problem for India…………………
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India continues to be an impotent barking dog.thanks to shameless politicians
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COLRANBIRLAMBA lamba (PTA)
INDIA MUST PROTEST
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myalmightygod (India) replies to COLRANBIRLAMBA lamba
Yea, we are champions in only protesting.
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Cadharnath Ramdatt (Princes Town)
China has to get the approval from India if they want to build the dams. Since relations between the two countries are good I I see no reason for any selfish actions on China”s part.
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cheez_m m (India)
India constructed dams on the West as a leverage against Pakistan and China is doing the same to India’s East. Some international analysts once said World War III will be fought on water and nothing else. How true it could become.
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Jhakas INDIA (bhubaneswar)
China is not scared of USA so they don’t even need to blink for india.
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We wake and protest only after the projects are completed.
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China is playing with fire in the international arena.
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