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Hydaspes

 

the ancient Greek name for the Jhelum River (also known as Vitatsa or Bihat) in India, a left tributary of the Indus River.

In 326 B.C. a battle took place on the left bank of the Hydaspes between the troops of Alexander the Great (30,000 men, including 5,000 cavalry) and those of the Indian ruler Poros (up to 34,000 men, including 3,000-4,000 cavalry, 300 battle chariots, 200 battle elephants). Leaving part of his forces on the right bank opposite Poros’ camp, Alexander, with the main part of his troops, forced the Hydaspes upstream, defeated a 2,000-man detachment sent against him, and forced Poros to flee his camp. In the unfolding battle, Alexander inflicted a blow with his cavalry on his opponent’s flanks and routed Poros’ troops, who suffered 23,000 killed.

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The water level in the Jhelum River at Mangla Dam was 1050.
In a letter to the PCIW last week by Director Indus Water Treaty and Regulation, Irrigation Department Punjab , Punjab has showed concerns that the construction of rubber dam by India will not only be against the provisions of Indus Waters Treaty but it also results in the shortage of supply in Jhelum River during the low periods and the issue be taken up with the Indian counterpart organization.
The letter further said that 'soon after the news of rubber dam broke, this department has informed the PCIW about the India move of building a rubber dam on the Jhelum River near Wullar Barrage in the Occupied State of Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier, the IRSA had also asked the PCIW to take up the issue of 82 percent reduction in water inflows in the Jhelum River.
Envelope curve developed for Indus and Jhelum River basins is obtained by using the recent data as well, can be used for the estimation of peak flood discharge that has occurred in the specific region within these catchments and compared with the curve for Danube River basin.
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According to the paper, the Pakistani government claims that India will win water rights over Neelum Jhelum River if it builds Kishanganga Dam before completion of the Neelum Jhelum power project.
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India proposes to build a barrage on Jhelum River to keep it navigable during the dry season.
Pakistan argues that building a barrage at the base of Wullar Lake to control or regulate the flow of Jhelum River amounts to storage of water, in contravention of the 1960 Indus Valley Treaty between the two countries.