China’s mega dam project seen as looming threat in India

Prayer flags are seen hanging near the Zangmu Hydropower Station in Gyaca county in Lhoka, in southwest China's Tibet region, on Nov 23, 2014. PHOTO: AFP
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NEW DELHI - India for long has been worried about China building dams on the Yarlung Tsangpo River, which flows into India where it is called the Brahmaputra, and then into Bangladesh.

Now, these worries have intensified at a time when India and China are engaged in the worst border row in more than 40 years, with Beijing announcing plans for a mega dam on the Yarlung Tsangpo.

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