The Yarlung Tsangpo River flows through Tibet before entering India. China’s plans for a dam risk further inflaming tensions with its neighbour. Photo: Xinhua The Yarlung Tsangpo River flows through Tibet before entering India. China’s plans for a dam risk further inflaming tensions with its neighbour. Photo: Xinhua
The Yarlung Tsangpo River flows through Tibet before entering India. China’s plans for a dam risk further inflaming tensions with its neighbour. Photo: Xinhua
Kuldip Singh
Opinion

Opinion

Kuldip Singh

Why China’s new hydropower project could have security implications for India

  • Beijing’s planned dam on the Yarlung Tsangpo river (the Brahmaputra in India) could be another sore point between the neighbours, who are locked in a border dispute
  • New Delhi’s security concerns include China’s geoengineering and weather modification programmes and the sudden release of water

The Yarlung Tsangpo River flows through Tibet before entering India. China’s plans for a dam risk further inflaming tensions with its neighbour. Photo: Xinhua The Yarlung Tsangpo River flows through Tibet before entering India. China’s plans for a dam risk further inflaming tensions with its neighbour. Photo: Xinhua
The Yarlung Tsangpo River flows through Tibet before entering India. China’s plans for a dam risk further inflaming tensions with its neighbour. Photo: Xinhua
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Kuldip Singh

Kuldip Singh

Brigadier Kuldip Singh has – apart from regimental, staff, technical, instructional and command appointments in the military – also served in India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation on two national level projects; as the Director (Intelligence Coordination) of the Defence Intelligence Agency during its formative years; and for about 10 years as the Head of the Defence Wing in the Indian government’s National Security Council Secretariat. Presently, he is employed as a senior consultant in India‘s National Disaster Management Authority.