原文标题：PM allays fears on Chinese dam-building on Brahmaputra
ON BOARD PM'S SPECIAL AIRCRAFT: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said Chinese projects on the Brahmaputra are not hindering the flow of water to India and that China's new President Xi Jinping is open to a joint mechanism to scrutinize such schemes in the Tibetan Autonomous Region.
"As of now, our assessment is that whatever activities are taking place in the Brahmaputra region in Tibet, they are essentially run-of-the-river projects and therefore there is no cause for worry on our part," Singh told reporters in response to a question whether he had discussed reported Chinese plans to dam Brahmaputra: a prospect fraught with the risk of reduced waters from the river for India.
Karthigesu Arinesalingam (London)
Chinese are establishing around India. Apart from this Pramathuram dam, they are trying establidh in Sri Linka. No one gives anything for nothing.
Aditya M (cuttack)
A weak PM like MMS can only express his fear. Had there been strong PM he would have been on the job of prohibiting the Chinese from constructing the Dam over river Brahmaputra.
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Bear Mehta (Australia)
Chou-en-Lie had assured Nehru that "Tibet is the buffer state and China has no borders with India", Nehru yelled "Hindi-Chini bhai bhai" and 1959 Chinese invaded and captured Tibet, along with Aksai Chin and Soda Plains of Ladak. Now Xi assures Manmohan Singh and he is satisfied. Let's all sing "Hindi-Chini bhai bhai" again, while Chinese are busy to capture large Indian territory.
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gnailoahsiy (f) replies to Bear
As a Chinese, I will never believe that Chou Enlai would have said this unless you produced evidence. Even in the 1940s when the CPC was branded as "bandits" by the old government, CPC condemned the Tibetan driving out the representatives of the old government. CPC always regarded Tibet as a part of China, not your so-called "buffer state". Only your incompetent government will coin this kind of things to fool people and shirk away their responsiblilty.
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Bear Mehta replies to gnailoahsiy
Tibet was never part of China. China's actual borders is great wall of China. All countries, north and west, captured by China is illegal occupation. Chinese have a proverve "tell a lie thousands of times, next generation will believe it as truth", Chinese may be that stupid, but not rest of the world. Read 1914 Simla agreement. Chinese dispute was with Tibetan western borders with China, not Indi-Tibetan border.
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Brahmaputra dam building is a internal matter of China.India should keep away.
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COLRANBIRLAMBA lamba (PTA)
WRONG PERCEPTION>> DAMS WILL DICTATE FUTURE WAR PLANS >> WILL BE VERY TOUGH FOR INDIAN ARMY TO FIGHT>> WATER REGULATION WILL EFFECT AGRICULTURE OF INDIA & FISHES WILL BE CAUGHT BY CHINA >>FISH FOOD TO INDIA WILL BE REDUCED
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If Manmohan's statement that the building of dams across the Brahmaputra river in Tibet is NOT a threta to India, why do the Chinese not state so in a joint statement with India ?
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Reminds me of Nehru's " Hindi chini Bhai Bhai...." Days.......and we all know what happened.....?
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Nirmal Rajbangshi (Visakhapatnam)
chinese dam wont last long
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Ashwin Sopori (Mumbai)
He will not even awake when the Brahmaputra stops flowing in India
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Subrata Pramanick (Kolkata)
Going by the History, I can only reiterate that it is very difficult to trust China. We should be careful and keep our eyes open even if we keep talking to the new Chinese Prime Minister.
Oh ! People have to suffer for their action of electing this puppet as PM and bringing an impotent party into power. They have already sold the sky, fire, and now water. This is the reaction.
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Even if the dam is built and China stops Brahmaputra entering India, Kurshid will say 'China is our friendly country'...
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This is a LIE. Anyone can see the amount of water flowing through the Mighty Brahmaputra. It is becoming lesser and lesser as years passes by.
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bitter truth (ind)
even peanuts sized countries like Iran & North Korea are challenging the mighty USA, surely pacifists like Gandhi & Buddha has made us cowards
DEEPAK KUMAR JHA (KOLKATA)
WE SHOULD TAKE NECCESSARY STEP TO STOP CHINA FOR DOING UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR BEACUSE THEY ARE PREPARING FOR WAR AGAINST INDIA.... BRAHAMPUTRA DAM IS A SIGNAL OF THIS........
drbanamalinath banamalinath (india)
we are not illerate indian citizen ---assam wll be getting less amount of water in winter session n heavy amount during rainy session causing flood in assam