The Indus, the very name of the country, India
, is derived from this river’s name. It originates from Tibet in the Himalayas
, and flowing through India
, it crosses on to Pakistan and falls in the Arabian sea.
Length: 2,880 KM.
Important tributaries: Kabul, Shiok, Jhelum, Rabi, Beas, Sutlej.
The Indus and its tributaries create five fertile areas called dobes and the resultant geographic entity is called Punjab
(meaning five dobes), now shared between Pakistan and India