“We are exploring possibilities for introducing seaplanes in Assam. With the seaplanes, Brahmaputra can be the largest waterway in the world,” SpiceJet chairman and managing director Ajay Singh said.
Sushma Swaraj also said India intends to "remain engaged with China on the issue of trans-border rivers to safeguard our interest, including through an institutionalised expert-level mechanism which was established in 2006".
According to reports, three huge artificial lakes were formed in the Brahmaputra river, locally known as the Yarlung Tsangpo, due to landslide after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in Tibet last month.
In October, China had denied reports of plans to build tunnel to divert Brahmaputra waters to the arid regions of Xinjiang, saying the report is untrue and false.
A preliminary study has found that the water of the Siang river is turning black due to a recent earthquake in the region, the Union minister said.
“This is untrue. This is a false report,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a media briefing when asked about the report.
China is working on ambitious project to divert water from Brahmaputra river in Tibet close to Arunachal Pradesh to the desert in Xinjiang region.
The Sikkim route to Mansarovar was opened in 2015, enabling pilgrims to travel the 1500-km long route from Nathu La to Kailash by buses.
The state government said the magnitude of the third wave of floods in Assam which hit the state after August 8 does not correlate with the amount of rainfall Assam and other northeastern states have received during the period
China on Saturday justified its move to blockade a tributary of the Brahmaputra to construct a dam saying it would not affect the river flow into India.
Around 12.5 lakh people in Assam are hit by devastating flood triggered by rainfall, forcing the Brahmaputra River to overflow in several districts, submerging houses and agricultural fields and inundating the Kaziranga National Park.
New Delhi: New Delhi has urged Beijing to ensure that India's interests are not harmed by any Chinese activities in the upstream areas of Brahmaputra river, Rajya Sabha was today told.Union Water Resources Minister Uma
New Delhi: Amid reports that Chinese Zam Hydropower Station on the Brahmaputra river may disrupt water supplies in the country, India on Thursday said it will monitor the situation and will convey its concerns to
Dharamsala: Glaciers in the upstream basin of the Brahmaputra, a 2,900-km-long river that originates from Tibet and flows into the Bay of Bengal, are likely to reduce alarmingly by the middle of the 21st century,
New Delhi: China is planning at least 20 large dams for the Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) and its tributaries within Tibet. If all go into operation, the river will never be the same again, warns Michael Buckley,
Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has urged Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti to expedite the constitution of the Brahmaputra River Valley Authority and delegate more powers to it for tackling the twin