New Delhi: India on Friday welcomed China’s decision of not controlling the flow of Brahmaputra. Minister of Foreign Affairs SM Krishna termed the decision as a positive step in strengthening the relations between the two neighbours.

Krishna, talking to the media after his meeting with Myanmar President Then Sen, said, “We are happy on the decision of the China government, conveyed by the media, of not diverting the flow of Brahmaputra. We had raised the issue on a bilateral level with China and had expressed our concerns and objections. Therefore, it is a positive sign that we are going in the right direction.”

India has been on the verge of uncertainty in dams and hydro power projects, especially the Jagmu forest power project which was brought to the notice of China, facts about which were also collected with the help of satellites. Chief Ministers of the north-eastern states along with Assam had also presented their concerns on the issue.

It is to be noted that Beijing has decided not to divert the flow of Brahmaputra in the name of promoting its ‘relations with the neighbours’.

Meanwhile, Krishna made it clear that the issue of terrorism is the topmost priority for India in international and bilateral negotiations.

Answering questions on the recovery of huge amount of RDX in Ambala and the name of Lashkar and Babbar Khalsa International doing the rounds for the terror plot, he said, “India will keep on raising the issue of terrorism on the international platform.”

(Agencies)