Jadh Ganga, (Hindi: जाध गंगा) also called Jahnavi River is a tributary of Bhagirathi in Uttarakhand state of India.

Jadh Ganga

CourseEdit

Jadh Ganga rises, north of Mana Pass, from Lambi glacier where the river is known as Lambi Gad (Lambi river). This area administered by India lies near the LAC, the disputed defacto border between India and China, which is also claimed by China as part of Zanda County of Tibet.

Lambi Gad flows from south to north, and after it takes a westward turn it is called the Mendi Gad ('Mendi river, also Mana Gad or Mana river). The Mendi Gad, while continuing west, at ~3 km confluences with a south-to-north flowing rivulet which originates from the Surali Bamak glacier in the south, at further ~2 km confluences with a south-to-north flowing rivulet which originates from the Tara Bamak glacier in the south, at further ~2 km confluences with a south-to-north flowing Gull Gad (Gull river) which originates from the Mana Bamak glacier in the south, at further ~8 km confluences with a northeast-to-southwest flowing Nilapani Gad (Nilapani river) which originates from the Nilapani Bamal glacier in the northeast.

After this confluence of point Mendi Gad and Nilapani Gad, the Mendi Gad is known as the Nilapani Gad, which continues another ~5 km west and confluences with the northeast-to-southwest flowing Jadhang Gad (Jadhang river) at Naga. Sites along the Jadhang River are Jadhang (Sang), Pulam Sumdo, Jadhang peak (5290 m), Sonam peak, (5262 m), Tirpani, Pulam Sumda, Tsangchok, and Sumla near LAC.

After the Naga, the river is known as Jadh Ganga till it exits Nelang valley, after which it is also known as the Jahanvi River. The Jahanvi River (Gadh Ganga) then confluences with the Bhagirathi River at Bhaironghati just west of Gangotri.

Territory disputeEdit

The valley of Jadh Ganga is claimed by China.[1] The Indians control the whole extent of Jadh Ganga.

Some of the villages in the area are Sang, Jadhang, Nelang and Pulam Sumda, which all lie in the valley of the Jadh Ganga.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 采编 (26 November 2005). "中印边境自卫反击作战史". 中国国防资讯网. Archived from the original on 26 June 2009. Retrieved 26 November 2005.
  2. ^ "India's border dispute with neighbors". aa.com.tr. Retrieved 18 July 2020.