India is planning to set up a 10-gigawatt hydroelectric project in Arunachal Pradesh on the Brahmaputra River. This reaction from India has come after reports of China building a dam on a part of the Brahmaputra River.
The Brahmaputra River is known as the Yarlung Tsangpo in China. It originates from Tibet and passes through Indian states - Arunachal Pradesh and Assam to Bangladesh.
Indian officials fear that China may build a dam on it to cause flooding or water crisis in the Indian military region deadlock on the Line of Actual Control As of now, the diplomatic relations of the two countries are not good at the moment.
TS Mehra, a senior official of the Union Ministry of Water, said that India will also have to build a large dam in Arunachal Pradesh to reduce the adverse effects arising from the construction of China's dam. He said that India will also build a large water storage capacity to counter the Chinese dam.