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China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh remain world’s largest tunnel
Bhavi Mandalia
by Bhavi Mandalia

October 1, 2020



With its eyes on Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh, China is now beginning to develop its Xinjiang province on the lines of California of America. Experts say that this move of the dragon will put a crisis on the lives of crores of people in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Indeed, China has begun to transform the streams of the Brahmaputra and the Indus, the two major rivers flowing into the Indian subcontinent, which are the basis of millions of people’s lives. Experts say that the move of China is aimed at using water as a weapon. He has suggested that India should create an ‘international multilateral framework’ to thwart this move by the dragon.

Chinese dragon used to build world’s largest tunnel

Actually, both the Indus and the Brahmaputra large rivers begin in Tibet. The Indus river flows through northwestern India into the Arabian Sea via Pakistan. At the same time, the Brahmaputra River goes through Bangladesh in northeast India. Both these rivers are among the largest rivers in the world. China has been engaged in changing the direction of the Brahmaputra River for many years. China calls the Brahmaputra River as Yarlung Zangbo which flows through Bhutan, Arunachal Pradesh. Both the Brahmaputra and the Indus rivers originate from the Xinjiang area of China. The Indus River enters Pakistan via Ladakh.

Speaking to the American newspaper Ipoch Times, Dr. Burgin Waghmar of London’s South Asia Institute said, “In the current project, the Brahmaputra river water is to be transported through a 1000-kilometer long tunnel to Tilmakan, taking it from Tibet’s plateau. Taklamakan is a desert area in southwestern Xinjiang. ‘ The Qing Dynasty was the first to suggest the Brahmaputra river being diverted from Tibet to Xinjiang in the 19th century, but it was not implemented due to the cost, engineering challenge and international nature of the rivers.

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Recently the Chinese administration has resumed the project. Its trial is currently underway in the province of Greece. Tunnels are being built in Greece. It is believed that this technique will be used later in Xinjiang. It is being told that the construction of the 600 km long Greek tunnel began in August 2017. The project is costing $ 11.7 billion.

China has already stopped the stream of Shiabuku, a tributary of the Brahmaputra. Recently, after a struggle in the Galvan Valley, China also stopped the waters of the Galvan River from flowing into India. The Galvan River is a tributary of the Indus and originates from the Aksai Chin which China has occupied. According to Tibetan affairs expert Claude Arpi, China wants to divert the Indus river stream to the Tarim Valley of Xinjiang before it can enter Ladakh in western Tibet.

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It was confirmed by the Chinese government media Global Times in July 2017 that 20 experts from China met in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, in July 2017, and discussed the diversion of rivers from Tibet to Xinjiang.

Chinese engineers say they want to develop Xinjiang on the lines of the US state of California. For this, we want to build a huge waterfall in Xinjiang through a 1000 km long tunnel. Actually, China now wants to promote development in the western region after the development of its eastern region which is still very backward. There is a severe water shortage in Xinjiang. This deficiency will be bridged by bringing water from Tibet.

This tunnel carrying water from Tibet to Xinjiang will be very special. It will cost 14.73 billion dollars per km to build it. Every year 10 to 15 billion tons of water can be sent through its tunnel. China claims that this project will end the water scarcity in this area of China. In the first phase, China will build 29 reservoirs with a total capacity of 21.8 billion cubic meters of water. On the other hand, experts say that this tunnel will ruin biodiversity and there will be a risk of earthquake. There have been similar attempts earlier in history, but its impact has been very disastrous.

Crisis on crores of people of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh

This plan of the Dragon can cause a great deal of disruption on the lives of crores of people in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The North-East region of India and Bangladesh cannot imagine life without the Brahmaputra. The same situation is about Ladakh and Pakistan’s Indus waters. Experts say that China now wants to use water as a ‘weapon’. China plans to divert the Brahmaputra River to Sangri County just before the Indian border. In the same area, India and China clashed in the year 2017 regarding Doklam. After this incident, China is engaged in building infrastructure on a large scale.

Experts say that China wants to create a choke point for the Indian economy by controlling the rivers through this huge tunnel. Not only this, China will have to deploy large-scale military to protect these projects and this will increase India’s problem. The more China develops in Tibet, the more troops it will have to deploy. This will further add to its military deployment on the Indian border. China is currently raging over India’s road and bridge construction. The Indus River passes through Pakistan-occupied Gilgit-Baltistan through the wheat-growing state of Pakistan, Punjab. China’s move will cause severe water crisis there. Experts are advising India to join the US, Japan and Australia to deal with this Chinese crisis.

 

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Even If this were to be true, and that's a big 'If' because you can never trust Indian media, what could China possibly do to us that India hasn't done in way of water retention, killing rivers, changing river flows and outright Water Terrorism ?
 

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Even If this were to be true, and that's a big 'If' because you can never trust Indian media, what could China possibly do to us that India hasn't done in way of water retention, killing rivers, changing river flows and outright Water Terrorism ?
Although both Brahmaputra and Indus originate in Tibet but most of the water that flows through these two rivers do not comes from there. Tibet is an arid plateau with very little rainfall and snow. Eighty percent of Brahmaputra water comes from Indian north east, Bhutan and Bangladesh. This is where rainfall is high and most of the tributaries of Brahmaputra are located. I have read that, China at most can divert just 5 percent of total water flow of Brahmaputra from their portion in Tibet.

Case of Indus is also similar. Most of the Indus water flow comes from the Indian controlled Kashmir and Pakistani controlled Gilgit-Baltistan. The length of Indus within Tibet is not that long and very little water comes from there.

The motif of such article is to alarm Bangladeshi ,Pakistani and Indian common public to hate China and damage Pakistan's and Bangladesh's relation with them.
 

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Although both Brahmaputra and Indus originate in Tibet but most of the water that flows through these two rivers do not comes from there. Tibet is an arid plateau with very little rainfall and snow. Eighty percent of Brahmaputra water comes from Indian north east, Bhutan and Bangladesh. This is where rainfall is high and most of the tributaries of Brahmaputra are located. I have read that, China at most can divert just 5 percent of total water flow of Brahmaputra from their portion in Tibet.

Case of Indus is also similar. Most of the Indus water flow comes from the Indian controlled Kashmir and Pakistani controlled Gilgit-Baltistan. The length of Indus within Tibet is not that long and very little water comes from there.

The motif of such article is to alarm Bangladeshi ,Pakistani and Indian common public to hate China and damage Pakistan's and Bangladesh's relation with them.
Its Indian occupied Kashmir. Please correct it
 

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Their is no such a thing called indian subcontinent.. its subcontinent only and China is doing what he suppose to protect its intrest they way india did to Pakistan. Now they sud face the music.
 

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China has begun to transform the streams of the Brahmaputra and the Indus, the two major rivers flowing into the Indian subcontinent, which are the basis of millions of people’s lives.
A Brahmaputra hydropower project in China above Arunachal Province of India will help Bangladesh indirectly because a huge reservoir at the north of Himalaya will cause less flood in the rainy season and more water during winter in Bangladesh.

I wish the GoB to see the positive side of Chinese project. I am not sure of its effects on India, but, a common sense says that its NE gain will be similar as it is in BD. However, when India bullies BD with its water weapons, it is pretending to weep on supposed BD plights now, which is unreal to the core.
 

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You have to prepare for a permanent change. In Mekong delta of Vietnam, there have been no big flood for last 10 - 12 years, because so many dams have been built upstream in China and Laos, which will change the lives of at least 20 millions Vietnamese people living in downstream forever.

More dams need to be built at river mouths to keep the fresh water and prevent sea water, more reservoirs needs to be built to prepare for dry season etc, which will costs billions US$ and decades to complete.

This can only be done effectively by governments with authoritarian power, not Western-style "democracies", I am afraid.
 
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Indians were always thirsty for a headache and now they will have a big one! Greedy Indians were threatening Pakistan with famine, now let us see who is going to be thirsty.
 

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