The new cloud observations made available by the CloudSat mission provides an unprecedented opportunity to advance our understanding of the BSISV. In this study, the vertical structures of cloud water content and cloud type associated with the BSISV over the Indian Ocean and subcontinent are analyzed from the CloudSat observations. It is illustrated that during the northward propagation of the BSISV, while the cloud ice water content (IWC) in upper troposphere tends to be in phase with the convection, a marked vertical tilting is observed in cloud liquid water content (LWC). Increased LWC tends to appear to the north of rainfall maximum, i.e., leads the convection, particularly in the lower troposphere. This northward shift of increased LWC could be fundamental responsible for the northward propagation of the BSISV. Further analysis indicates that IWC variability is largely associated with deep convective clouds. While LWC is mainly linked to non-precipitating alto-cumulus at mid-level and stratocumulus cloud at low-level. These aforementioned results would provide valuable information for climate modeling efforts in describing subseasonal variability of tropical convection.