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Dam will hit India despite assurances from Beijing

Dec. 5 (Assam Tribune): Notwithstanding China’s assurances on Brahmaputra river, the Zangmu Dam may eventually impact flow of water into India, as the dam is half way across the river, said Michael Buckley, a Canada-based writer and photographer, who researched on the dams across the Tibetan Autonomous Region and made a film Meltdown in Tibet. However, Buckley was sceptical about the Chinese claim on diversion of Brahmaputra river, describing it as confusing, because Dam is already half way across the river.

Buckley said construction of these dams on rivers flowing into India and then on to Bangladesh would automatically lead to diversion of water and hit the two lower riparian countries.

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