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Brief information on Source of Indus River

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The Indus rises from the springs of Sin Khabab glacier about 100 km. north of Mansarovar in Tibet. It traverses 250 km. in Tibet before entering Kashmir.

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It traverses Kashmir diagonally for a distance of 650 km. remaining confined within a narrow gorge, 10 km. wide on an average. Before entering Pakistan, the Indus takes a sharp southerly turn, cutting the Ladakh range through the world’s deepest gorge, 5,200 m. deep near Bunji.

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