The two countries held high-level talks with Chinese and Indian troops in Ladakh and Sikkim to end tensions. China then began to provide information on the flow of the Sutlej River.
The process of sharing data continues every year during the monsoon. This information can be used to predict whether floods will hit North India or not.
The river is known as Langken Zangbo in China. It is an important tributary of the Indus, originates in Tibet and enters India from Himachal Pradesh. This year, China has started the process of sharing data from May 18-19, about 10 days ahead of schedule. According to the agreement between the two countries, China shares data on water content and its flow in the Brahmaputra and Sutlej rivers from May 15 and June 1 to the end of October, respectively.
These figures are very important for India as it has the potential to flood the northern, northeastern states. Before sharing the data, both countries will see if the system is working properly. The distribution of data for the Brahmaputra river started from May 15.
The Indian Foreign Ministry had directly accused the Chinese troops of obstructing the duty of the Indian patrol team. BJP MPs also attended the swearing-in ceremony of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday via video conferencing.