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Monday, 18 September 2017 - 16:58
Now China and India heading for water dispute
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China and India may have defused a potential border conflict but the stand-off seems to have led to dispute over another contentious issue: water.

Delhi has said it has not received any hydrological - the scientific study of the movement, distribution and quality of water - data for the Brahmaputra river from upstream China this monsoon season, despite an agreement.

One of Asia's major rivers, the Brahmaputra, originates in Tibet and flows down to India before entering Bangladesh where it joins the Ganges and empties into the Bay of Bengal.

The river data issue between China and India comes after the two countries ended a tense stand-off over a disputed Himalayan border area that lasted more than two months.

Beijing has said its hydrological stations are being upgraded which means it cannot share data.

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