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A road near the Siang in Pasighat in East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...siang-report-kiren-rijiju/article22387627.ece

Says it is too early to blame any activity by China for the darkening of the river in Arunachal Pradesh

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju has said that the Union government will wait for the final report of the Central Water Commission on the unusual darkening of the Siang river in Arunachal Pradesh before blaming any man-made activity by China.

The Siang enters India from Tibet, where it flows for about 1,500 km as the Tsangpo and becomes the Brahmaputra after it flows into Assam. Reports have blamed tunnel construction by China in Tibet for the unusual darkening of the river and a surge in silt downstream.

China stand

Mr. Rijiju told The Hindu that China had clarified that a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Tibet was responsible for the darkening of the river. “The study is being carried out by the CWC and other experts are looking into it. As per the current information, China has reported that darkening was caused by some natural phenomenon like an earthquake. The final report hasn’t come, let us wait for the final study,” he said.

Mr. Rijiju represents Arunachal Pradesh in the Lok Sabha.

On December 19, Ripun Bora of the Congress told the Rajya Sabha that the Assam Chief Minister had twice written to the Prime Minister to take up the matter with China at the bilateral level, but no action had been taken. “There is an abnormal change in the Brahmaputra during the past one month and poisonous, muddy, turbid water is flowing in the river. As a result, a lot of wild animals and aquatic life have died. This has also resulted in loss of livelihood for many people. This catastrophe has jeopardised the Brahmaputra valley civilisation. The main reason for this is China is constructing 1,000-km tunnel, connecting South Tibet and Desert Taklimakan . This is the longest tunnel in the world. And, China has constructed a 200-metre-wide, 13-km-high big dam at Yarlung Tsangpo to divert the Brahmaputra,” Mr. Bora said.

Excess silt

As reported earlier, official reports of the colour of water in the Siang, in Tuting, changing emerged from the Arunachal Pradesh office of the CWC on November 10 and it attributed it to excess silt. What caused the deluge of silt, however, wasn’t specified. But the water at Tuting was still potable, according to the CWC. Earlier, Masood Hussain, Chairman, CWC, had said that the agency’s preliminary reports did not find traces of cement or high alkalinity in the river — or signs of construction.


 

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi being welcomed by the Governor of Assam, Shri Jagdish Mukhi and the Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, on his arrival, at Guwahati, in Assam on February 03, 2018.


The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi being welcomed by the Governor of Assam, Shri Jagdish Mukhi and the Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, on his arrival, at Guwahati, in Assam on February 03, 2018.


The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Mr. Tshering Tobgay at the exhibition Advantage Assam, in Guwahati, Assam on February 03, 2018



The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Mr. Tshering Tobgay at the exhibition Advantage Assam, in Guwahati, Assam on February 03, 2018.



The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Mr. Tshering Tobgay at the exhibition Advantage Assam, in Guwahati, Assam on February 03, 2018.



The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi at the exhibition Advantage Assam, in Guwahati, Assam on February 03, 2018. The Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal is also seen.


The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi at the Advantage Assam- Global Investors Summit 2018, in Guwahati, Assam on February 03, 2018.

 

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi at the Advantage Assam- Global Investors Summit 2018, in Guwahati, Assam on February 03, 2018.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi at the Advantage Assam- Global Investors Summit 2018, in Guwahati, Assam on February 03, 2018. The Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal is also seen.




The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Mr. Tshering Tobgay at the Advantage Assam- Global Investors Summit 2018, in Guwahati, Assam on February 03, 2018. The Governor of Assam, Shri Jagdish Mukhi and the Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal are also seen.



The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Mr. Tshering Tobgay at the Advantage Assam- Global Investors Summit 2018, in Guwahati, Assam on February 03, 2018. The Governor of Assam, Shri Jagdish Mukhi, the Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu and the Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal are also seen.


The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Mr. Tshering Tobgay at the Advantage Assam- Global Investors Summit 2018, in Guwahati, Assam on February 03, 2018. The Governor of Assam, Shri Jagdish Mukhi, the Union Ministers for Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, the Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, the Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and other dignitaries are also seen.




The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Mr. Tshering Tobgay at the exhibition Advantage Assam, in Guwahati, Assam on February 03, 2018. The Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal is also seen.

 

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The Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and the Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal releasing a book, at the Advantage Assam- Global Investors Summit 2018, in Guwahati, Assam on February 03, 2018.

The Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and the Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal at the Advantage Assam- Global Investors Summit 2018, in Guwahati, Assam on February 03, 2018.


The Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and the Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal witnessing the signing of an MoU on skill development, at the Advantage Assam- Global Investors Summit 2018, in Guwahati, Assam on February 03, 2018.



The Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and the Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal witnessing the signing of an MoU on skill development, at the Advantage Assam- Global Investors Summit 2018, in Guwahati, Assam on February 03, 2018.




The Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan addressing a press conference after attending the Advantage Assam- Global Investors Summit 2018, in Guwahati, Assam on February 03, 2018. The Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal is also seen.



The Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey addressing a press conference, in Guwahati, Assam on February 03, 2018.



The Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh at the Advantage Assam- Global Investors Summit 2018, in Guwahati, Assam on February 03, 2018.



The Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, the Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, the Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh and the Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, at the Advantage Assam- Global Investors Summit 2018, in Guwahati, Assam on February 03, 2018.

 

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http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/na...iversion-of-tsangpo-ex-army-chief/538553.html

Kolkata, February 4

The alleged diversion of water of Tsangpo-Bramhaputra river by China does not pose any threat to India, Former Army Chief General (retd) Shankar Roy Chowdhury said.

Even if the charge is true, the river, which is the mighty Brahmaputra in India, has enough tributaries with adequate rainfall in catchment areas after coming down to the plains to bring in water to it, he said.

“Even if China diverts water of the river, India does not need to worry,” Roy Chowdhury said at a symposium ‘India-China relations — Ways to resolve contentious issues’.

China has denied reports that it is diverting water of Tsangpo to Xinjiang province.

Former National Security Adviser M K Narayanan, however, took a stronger view of the issue, saying China is trying to start a water war with India.

“China is actively considering a water war over the Brahmaputra,” he said.

Gen Roy Chowdhury blamed the laziness and lack of on the part of the Indian economic sector for lagging behind the Chinese in the industrial and manufacturing front.

Referring to the dumping of Chinese goods in India, including even the Lord Ganesha idols, he said it is India’s fault not to have pursued a three-pronged approach of “cooperate, compete and confront.”

“It is the lazy and greedy Indian economic sector to blame, and not China. We should manufacture good quality products cheaper than China,” he said.

He said ‘Made in China’ products have overtaken India a long ago and asserted that the Indian manufacturing sector should be strengthened in order to compete with that country.

With the Asian economy outgrowing the western economy, focus has shifted from the USA and Europe to Asia and from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean, Narayanan said.

“Rarely has the world seen the rise of two populations at one time and that too in the same region and the results have not been benign; China and India are competing on several counts - political, economic and military,” Narayanan said.

Though the USA is at present their main adversary, the Chinese feel that the real challenge they face will be from India, the former NSA said at the two-day symposium organised by the Research Centre for Eastern and North Eastern Regional Studies, a Kolkata-based think-tank, that ended yesterday.

Former Indian Air Force chief Air Marshal (retd) Arup Raha said, to counter the Chinese threat of befriending our neighbours, India should engage more with these countries by selling them military hardware and also by holding joint military exercises, both bilateral and multi-lateral. PTI
 

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