Indus River

Himanshi singh        Nov  22 , 2022


The Indus River originates close to Lake Mansarovar on the northern slopes of the sacred Kailash Mountain Ranges in the Tibetan Plateau.  


The headwaters of the Indus River start at the meeting point of the Sengge Zangbo (“Lions Mouth”) and the Gar Tsangpo rivers that drain the high Gangdise Shan  


The river then flows northwestwards through the Indian Union Territory of Ladakh and the Gilgit-Baltistan region of the Pakistan-administered Kashmir. 


The Indus River is fed by numerous glaciers and small rivers of the Himalayan, Hindu Kush, and Karakoram Mountain ranges.   


The climate of the Indus River Basin varies from subtropical arid and semiarid to temperate subhumid on the plains of Pakistan’s Punjab   

#Flora And Fauna

The highly threatened Indus river dolphin (Platanista indicus minor) is endemic to the Indus River. Two species of otters are found in the Indus River Basin. 

#Brief History

The region that is drained by the Indus River and its tributaries served as the site of the famous Indus Valley Civilization.  


The Indus River is of immense economic importance to the countries of India, China, and Pakistan. The Indus River is the most crucial water supplier in the plains of Punjab and Sindh. 

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