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The '''Shaksgam River''' ({{zh|c=沙克斯干河|p=Shakesigan He}}, {{lang-hi|शक्सगाम नदी}}, {{lang-ur|دریائے شکسگام}}) is a left tributary of the [[Yarkand River]]. The river is also known as the '''Kelechin River''' and '''Muztagh River'''.<ref name=ibs>[http://www.law.fsu.edu/library/collection/LimitsinSeas/IBS085.pdf US Bureau of Intelligence and Research ''International Boundary Study No. 85'' (1968)] {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20120211132925/http://www.law.fsu.edu/library/collection/LimitsinSeas/IBS085.pdf |date=2012-02-11 }}</ref> It rises in the Gasherbrum, Urdok, Staghar, Singhi and Kyagar Glaciers in the [[Karakoram]].<ref>[http://www.itia.ntua.gr/hsj/redbooks/138/iahs_138_0259.pdf Hewitt, K. (1982) ''Natural dams and outburst floods of the Karakoram Himalaya''] {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20110721082835/http://itia.ntua.gr/hsj/redbooks/138/iahs_138_0259.pdf |date=2011-07-21 }}</ref> It then flows in a general northwestern direction parallel to the Karakoram ridge line in the Shaksgam Valley. The river valley was explored in 1889 by [[Francis Younghusband]] (who referred to the Shaksgam as the Oprang).,<ref>{{Cite book