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China diverts Brahmputra river, India seeks report

delhi Updated: Jun 13, 2011 17:21 IST
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SM Krishna

India is seeking details from its embassy in China about reports that Beijing was considering a new plan to divert the Brahmaputra river from its upper reaches, external affairs minister SM Krishna said Monday.

“We are trying to get more details both from the government and from our mission and depending upon the report we get, we will be able to make an assessment and take appropriate steps,” Krishna told a TV channel.

Krishna said he had seen a media report about China's plans to divert the Brahmaputra waters, but said the question comes up “off and on”.

Reports in the media have said China appeared to be considering a new plan to divert the Brahmaputra waters from its upper reaches to fight drought conditions in its northwestern territories.