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River, India and Pakistan. The westernmost of the Five Rivers of the Punjab region, it rises in the Himalayas in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It meanders northwest in the Pakistani-administered sector of the Kashmir region. Bending southward, it joins the Chenab River, having traveled a course of 450 mi (725 km). It is believed to be the Hydaspes mentioned by Arrian, Alexander the Great's historian, and the Bidaspes mentioned by Ptolemy.
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