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Assam floods: China didn't share Brahmaputra hydrological data, says India

MEA said it would be premature to connect China not sharing data this year with Doklam stand-off

Assam floods: China didn't share Brahmaputra hydrological data, says India
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Archis Mohan New Delhi
With over three million people affected across 24 districts of Assam because of floods, which has left over 130-people dead, New Delhi on Friday said China has not shared hydrological data with India during the current monsoon season. Under a 2006 agreement, China shares hydrological data, from May 15 to October 15, for Brahmaputra and Sutlej rivers every year.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), however, said it would be "premature" at the current juncture to connect China not sharing hydrological data as a fallout of New Delhi and Beijing's military stand-off in Doklam. The agreement was signed in 2006.

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First Published: Aug 19 2017 | 12:40 AM IST

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