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.