Beijing: China has begun generating electricity from Tibet’s biggest ever hydropower project, the latest dam development on Himalayan rivers that has prompted concern in India.
The dam on the Yarlung Zangbo river – known as the Brahmaputra in India, where it is a major waterway – will be 116 metres (381 feet) high when completed next year, according to reports.
Foreign ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said Monday that New Delhi had been aware the dam was “coming up”.
“The Chinese have told us that it should have no implication for us,” he said.
India has previously expressed concern about damming the Brahmaputra, one of the largest Himalayan rivers and a lifeline to some of India’s remote, farm-dependent northeastern states.
…Chinese dam construction has been blamed for reduced flow and sudden flooding on the Mekong river which flows into Southeast Asia, claims Beijing has denied.
Full article: China’s Mega-Dam in Tibet Begins Operations, India Watches Closely (NDTV)