Indus river and Sutlej river have made magnificent gorges in Himalayas. Consider the following statements in this context:
1. Both Indus and Sutluj rivers originated before the Himalayan range was uplifted
2. Both Indus and Sutluj rivers emerge from the Tibetan side of Himalayas
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
River Indus is an antecedent river as it is considered as older than the Himalayas. It has cut a magnificent gorge through the Himalayan mountain ranges that is more than 3 kilometres deep. Another major river of this system that is considered an antecedent river is the Sutlej. Satluj has also cut a gorge through the Central Himalayan Range. These rivers originated well before the Himalayan region was uplifted. The rivers Indus, Brahmaputra and Sutlej originated on Tibetan side and now traverse the existing mountain ranges, cutting deep gorges.
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