Describe the Indus River System from origin point to ocean meeting point in brief.



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Features of the Indus river are:

  1. The Indus River originates in Tibet , near Lake Mansarovar. It flows west and e nters India in Ladakh.
  2. With a total length of 2900 kilometers , the Indus is one of the world's longest rivers.
  3. It flows down from an altitude of 5,000 m from the sea level. 
  4.  In the Kashmir region, it is joined by several tributaries including the Zaskar, Nubra, Shyok, and Hunza.
  5. The Indus River passes through Baltistan and Gilgit before emerging from the mountains at Attock.
  6. The Satluj, Beas, Ravi, Chenab, and Jhelum rivers join to enter the Indus near Mithankot in Pakistan.
  7. Beyond this point, the Indus flows southward until it reaches the Arabian Sea east of Karachi.
  8. A little over a third of the Indus basin is located in India Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Punjab and the rest is in Pakistan .

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