China building dam on Yarlung Zangbo river near Indian border
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Recently it has been revealed through a satellite picture that China is building a new dam on the Yarlung Zangbo (Brahmaputra) river in Tibet near the tri-junction of India, Nepal and Tibet, which remains a matter of concern for India.
An overview of the news:
By increasing the construction activities in the areas adjacent to the Indian border, China is installing military equipment and its related equipment there.
The Chinese dam follows the announcement of plans to build a large dam downstream of the Yarlung Zangbo in 2021 to generate 70 gigawatts of electricity.
This is nearly three times the power produced by China's Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric power plant in terms of installed capacity.
Yarlung Zangbo (Brahmaputra) River:
The Brahmaputra River is known as the Yarlung Tsangpo in China.
Origin Source:- Mansarovar Lake
Total length 2,880 km.
Tibet:- 1,700 km.
Arunachal Pradesh and Assam :- 920 kms.
Bangladesh:- 260 km.
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