New Delhi (Sputnik) — As massive floods continue to ravage India's eastern and north eastern states, the country has blamed China for not sharing hydrological data for the trans-border river Bhramaputra that causes heavy damage to the area every monsoon. India's Foreign Ministry said China has not shared the data for river Sutlej too that flows through the northern state of Punjab to Pakistan.
"It will be premature to link it," foreign ministry spokesperson, Raveesh Kumar said.
River Bhramaputra originates in the Himalayas, joining the Ganges and drains into the Bay of Bengal. Swelling of the River during the monsoon causes heavy damage to India's Assam and adjoining states every year.
Floods in Assam have claimed the lives of 133 people and hundreds of cattle, so far this year, apart from displacing millions from their homes.