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The Indus River system



Location:
A little over a third of the Indus basin is located in India in the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab and the rest is in Pakistan.

Origin/ Source:
The river Indus rises in Tibet near Lake Mansarovar.

Tributaries:
The Zaskar, the Nubra, the Shyok and the Hunza join it in the Kashmir region.
The Sutlej, the Beas, the Ravi, the Chenab and Jhelum join together to enter the Indus near Mithankot in Pakistan.

Mouth
Beyond this, the Indus flows southwards eventually reaching the Arabian Sea, east of Karachi.

Gradient
The Indus plain has a very gentle slope.

Length
The total length is 2900 kilometre. It is one of the longest rivers of the world.

Feature
It forms a picturesque of a gorge in the Ladakh district of Jammu and Kashmir. The depth of Indus gorge near Bunji (J & K) is 5200 metres.
 



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