Indus River is the longest and one of the oldest rivers which flows through China, India and Pakistan. It originates from the Tibetan plateau along the foothills of Lake Mansarovar. Indus River runs through Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and then it enters in Pakistan. Indus River is the lifeline and the longest river of Pakistan as it flows to Karachi and drains in the Arabian sea with the coverage area of 450,000 square miles.
The ultimate source of Indus River is in Tibet. The river flows from north-west through Ladakh, Baltistan in Gilgit, PoK and from there it flows to entire Pakistan. Indus Valley Civilization, which is the oldest known civilization of mankind was located on the banks of the Indus River around 5500 BC.
Ten Lines on Indus River in English
10 Lines on Indus River – Set 1
1) Indus River or better known as “Sindhu” is a largest water body in South-East Asia.
2) It is the longest river on the western side of the Indian subcontinent.
3) Indus River has the total length of 2880 km and it is also a trans-boundary river.
4) It flows through the Tibetan region of China, India and Pakistan.
5) Indus is the longest river of Pakistan which also passes through North-Western India.
6) Indus River was the birthplace of early Indus valley civilisation around 5500 BC.
7) Indus River has Indus valley which is located at the fertile flood plain along the river.
8) Entire Indus river basin covers about an area of 3,84,000 square miles of open land.
9) Over 60 percent of the total area of the Indus river basin is located in Pakistan and PoK.
10) The rest 22 percent of Indus river basin is in India and 10 percent is in Tibetan region.
10 Lines on Indus River – Set 2
1) Indus River is one of sacred rivers for Hindus; it is also called as “Sindhu” in Sanskrit, “Hindu” in Persian and “Sindh” in Urdu.
2) Indus River is one of the longest rivers of the world which originates from the south of Kailash Mountains in Tibet and falls into the Arabian Sea near Karachi, Pakistan.
3) Indus River has the total coverage area of 1,165,000 square kilometres and the annual water flow of Indus river is 203 km3 making it as the 21st largest river of the world.
4) The Indus water river system consists of main Indus River and its five tributaries viz, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas rivers on the right and Sutlej River on the left.
5) Indus River follows a typical path from its start at 18000 feet in the Himalayas near Lake Mapam, and flows 200 miles north-west from Kashmir to Pakistan.
6) The famous Indus Valley Civilization which is the oldest known civilization was located on the fertile riverbank of Indus River around 5500 BC.
7) Numerous towns and cities were built up in the Indus valley during 2500 BC and Indus Valley Civilization was at its peak in 2500 to 2000 BC.
8) During its peak, the civilization was boasted off with its well-built houses with wells, bathrooms, underground drainage systems etc.
9) Two major cities, Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro were excavated and explored in Indus valley civilization coinciding with Babylonian and Egyptian civilization.
10) Indus River is the key source of water supply to India and Pakistan and apart from drinking water the river is very useful for agriculture and transportation.
10 Lines on Indus River – Set 3
1) Indus River emerges in central Asia.
2) It is regarded as one of the world’s longest river.
3) The river traces its course in India, China, and Pakistan.
4) Manasarovar Lake in the Tibetan plateau is the originating place of the river Indus.
5) Indus River is 3180 km in length.
6) The area of the drainage basin of river Indus is 1165000 square km.
7) Zanskar, Suru, Soan, Jhelum, etc are the left bank tributaries of the river Indus.
8) Shyok, Hunza, Gilgit, etc. are the right bank tributaries of the river Indus.
9) The average discharge of the river Indus is 6930 cubic meters per second.
10) Indus River finally terminates into the Arabian Sea via Karachi.
10 Lines on Indus River – Set 4
1) Indus is an important river of the Asian continent.
2) It is ranked among the 50 largest rivers in the world in terms of the flow rate of water.
3) The river has great cultural significance.
4) Sindhu was the ancient name of the river Indus.
5) Ravi, Jhelum, Chenab, Beas, Sujtej rivers form Indus water system.
6) The river water is the source of drinking water in Pakistan.
7) It is also utilized for agricultural purposes in Pakistan.
8) Indus River gets flooded with water during the months of July to September.
9) It has been the center for the development of ancient civilizations like Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro.
10) Indus River is home to a variety of flora and fauna.
During the flow of Indus River, it goes through the area of Skardu in Gilgit-Baltistan where walnuts and apples are highly cultivated. In the Shigar valley, delicious apricots and melons are also grown due to the fertile river. Indus River is very much important for India as well as Pakistan and in fact it is the lifeline of whole Pakistan. As Indus River covers a large portion of Pakistan’s Punjab, Sindh and other provinces and Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab in India, it highly supports agriculture and transportation in these areas making the river very important for these countries.