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Brahmaputra dams: India watching China's plan

Posted on Jan 31, 07:39PM | IBNS

New Delhi, Jan 31 : The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said India is keeping a close watch on China's plan to build three more dams on the Brahmaputra River.

"Government of India carefully monitors all developments on the Brahmaputra River," said an official spokesperson of the MEA on Thursday.

"As a lower riparian State with considerable established user rights to the waters of the River, India has conveyed its views and concerns to the Chinese authorities,including at the highest levels of the Government of the People's Republic of China.

"India urges China to ensure that the interests of downstream States are not harmed by any activities in upstream areas," the spokesperson said.

The Chinese State Council Cabinet has approved three new dams on the Brahmaputra River under a new energy development plan for 2015.