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Indian press: China's grand new project in Tibet poses great danger to India

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The Indian press has announced the threat lurking in China's grand new plan in Tibet. For example, The Tribune writes that China "threatens the security of India with its new project."


We are talking about a project to create a large dam on the Yarlung Tsangpo River, which in India is called the Brahmaputra (one of the largest tributaries of the Ganges).

China is going to develop an energy complex in the east of the country. The construction of the "super dam", as it was called in the Indian press, is part of the new program. The program of the 14th five-year plan of the PRC (2021-2025) includes the construction of a hydroelectric power station on the Yarlung Tsangpo River (Brahmaputra).

In India, it is indicated that if a new dam appears in China, then the Chinese side will gain full control over the Brahmaputra in the sense that it will itself determine when to discharge water and fill the reservoir. It was noted that for India, where everything is already complicated with drinking water, this can lead to the fact that tens of millions of people may be left without fresh water at certain times of the year.

India is particularly displeased with the fact that China is not yet ready to discuss the issue of building a dam with the Indian side.
Indian media also appeal to environmentalists, claiming that the construction of the hydroelectric power station will lead to the flooding of forests with rare species of animals.

From an article in Indian media:

You also need to take into account the high seismic activity in this area. It is difficult to imagine the scale of the catastrophe in the event that an earthquake destroys a Chinese dam.

Other media outlets noted that the construction of a hydroelectric power station is also a reason for China to transfer additional army units to the borders of India, which may initially be employed in the construction process, and then remain on a permanent basis.
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 9 December 2020 07: 24
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    China's grand new project in Tibet poses great danger to India
    Rightly afraid. The Chinese spit on everyone.
    Indian media also appeal to environmentalists, claiming that the construction of the hydroelectric power station will lead to the flooding of forests with rare species of animals.
    Well, this is in China. request Its hand ..... See above.
    1. Temples
      Temples 9 December 2020 07: 32
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      The Chinese are crazy.
      The situation is no different from the closure of the canal to Crimea.

      Such problems are always if the river flows through the territory of several countries.

      But the Chinese were crazy anyway.
      They need to be slowed down. And in this I agree with mattresses.
      1. The popuas
        The popuas 9 December 2020 07: 56
        +11
        Here the situation is like that of Ethiopia with Egypt ... and not Crimea ... And yes ... what does the mattress have to do with it request
        1. Temples
          Temples 9 December 2020 09: 09
          +5
          Ukraine cut off water to Crimea.
          The Chinese will cut off the water to India.
          They will control the discharge based on their interests.
          The situation with the Crimean channel showed everyone how it can be done.

          The Chinese will not shut off the water, but filling the dam with China will deprive the Indians of water.
          And then the water will be under the control of the Chinese.
          The more the drought, the less water for the Indians.
          Not because of the Ukrainian stupidity, but because of the technological requirements of the hydroelectric power station.

          Ethiopia and Egypt have the same problem. And such problems are everywhere where the river crosses the territories of different countries.
          That's what I said.

          About mattresses:

          Mattresses want to contain China's growth.

          And I agree with them.
          The Chinese wanted to spit on the interests of neighbors and not neighbors too.

          I am for the fact that mattresses would spend their resources on containing the Chinese.
          Ideally, let them kill each other.

          Any nonsense like world peace and all people are brothers does not excite me.
          The Chinese are a threat.

          The weaker China, the easier it is for us.
          The less Chinese goods there is in a country, the more chances for our goods.

          I am for the fact that in Russia a Russian person would be good. So that the Chinese don't ruin our lives.

          They do this easily and without constraint by buying officials who promote the interests of the Chinese in Russia.
          1. iouris
            iouris 9 December 2020 11: 58
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            Quote: Temples
            They do this easily and without constraint by buying officials who promote the interests of the Chinese in Russia.

            Mind your own business, not Indo-Chinese. If so, then we must start with the main issue: the state.
      2. gsev
        gsev 10 December 2020 02: 51
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        Quote: Temples
        Such problems are always if the river flows through the territory of several countries.

        But the Chinese were crazy anyway.
        They need to be slowed down.

        More recently, the Chinese have blocked the upstream Mekong. Nothing terrible happened with Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Laos even reached an agreement with China on the construction of several hydroelectric power plants on its land and hopes to eliminate the shortage of electricity at home and start exporting it to neighbors. Reservoirs in Tibet can stop the desertification of these territories, which was already noticeable during Przewalski's expeditions. Maybe India or Nepal should organize joint hydraulic projects at home?
    2. Civil
      Civil 9 December 2020 09: 23
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      1. The Chinese Communists want to develop their entire country. And not just the central region.
      2. India should follow the leading example of the PRC and build a socialist state.
      3. The PRC does not reckon with the oligarchic government of India. Reasonably referring India to the country of the third world. The opinions and desires of which, strong countries, do not consider it necessary to take into account.
  2. evgen1221
    evgen1221 9 December 2020 07: 27
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    Looks like they are building a power-consuming parallel-radar about or something else.
  3. Doccor18
    Doccor18 9 December 2020 07: 35
    +3
    Indian media also appeal to environmentalists ...

    And there is no one else to appeal to ...
  4. Nazar
    Nazar 9 December 2020 07: 48
    +4
    Gradually, the world is being drawn into the long-predicted "wars" for water - the conflict between Egypt and Ethiopia - the theme is the same, the Ethiopians are building a dam that will block the flow of water into the Nile. It may even go as far as an armed conflict.
    Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have similar problems with already operating hydroelectric power plants - constant scandals with untimely discharge of excess water. then, on the contrary, with excessive water withdrawal into the storage.
    The Russian Federation with Mongolia also has problems - the Mongols want to build hydroelectric power plants on the Selenga, and Selenga is the main source of replenishment of Lake Baikal. Of course, it won't come down to weapons, but there is a conflict of interest here too.
    Now China and India, they already have extremely difficult relationships, so there is also a new point of tension, it will be difficult for them to resolve everything "like a neighbor".
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 9 December 2020 08: 19
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      And the PRC will not decide "like a neighbor". Remember their philosophy - "Middle State", and around the barbarians.
  5. APASUS
    APASUS 9 December 2020 08: 15
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    Where is the ubiquitous US State Department, how many members of the local LGBT community have suffered, which rights have been infringed upon during the construction of the communist dam?
    The pressure exerted by the Americans on some countries depends on the economic power of the country and its components, it is often simply not heard on the world stage with a serious adversary. This is kicking Iran or Korea, but this does not work with China.
  6. Tuzik
    Tuzik 9 December 2020 08: 25
    -1
    Class, and today the water was taken out for trading in the New York Stock Exchange, and everything that is traded there is a reason for war
  7. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 9 December 2020 08: 46
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    China will only build up all sorts of infrastructure projects in Tibet ... this is the basis for the development of the territory ... well, and a reason to show that this is for centuries))) ... and dams and roads ... and airfields ... everything is there in the plans and announced by China ...
  8. Pereira
    Pereira 9 December 2020 09: 11
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    to the flooding of forests with rare species of animals.

    When such phrases appear, it means that there are no real reasons.
    They would also write that homonegroes would be unhappy.
  9. certero
    certero 9 December 2020 09: 15
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    Quote: Temples
    Ukraine cut off water to Crimea.
    The Chinese will cut off the water to India.

    Fig knows where you see the analogy. Ukrainians cut off the water to make shit. And the Chinese are building a dam to get electricity. In addition, platinum does not block the flow of water; water flows further, passing through the turbines and generating current.
    In general, how do you imagine complete overlap in this case? Where will the water be diverted?
  10. U-58
    U-58 9 December 2020 09: 37
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    Chinese, are they fucking crazy?
    No shit.
    They develop a remote and backward area.
    The hydroelectric power station will give a huge impetus to the prosperity of a huge territory.
    We should take an example from them.
  11. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 9 December 2020 10: 39
    +1
    In this situation, appeal at least to the ecologists, at least to the Pope, everything is useless. China is going to build not in a third country, but at home, on its territory. And if construction is already planned, then the object will be commissioned by the deadline set by the Central Committee. The Indians are unlucky geographically in that the Brahmaputra flows from China to India and not vice versa.
  12. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 9 December 2020 14: 28
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    Only a complete shutdown of the water supply can pose a threat! All other problems arise only in terms of the filling time of reservoirs, in fact, practically limiting the volume of water inflow to neighboring countries from transboundary rivers, as well as water discharge from the reservoir, in volumes significantly exceeding the normal water level downstream, which is fraught with flooding of territories. All the rest are political reasons and disagreements.
  13. Guazdilla
    Guazdilla 9 December 2020 20: 34
    +1
    The Three Gorges hydraulic complex on the Yangtze has a capacity of 22,5 gigawatts of electricity. The capacity of the future Chinese hydropower plant at Yarlung Tsangpo-Brahmaputra will be more than 3 times higher and will amount to about 80 gigawatts. For example, the capacity of all power plants in Russia was 2019 gigawatts in 38,8.