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Troops disengaged on most of disputed China-India border - Beijing

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"There has been some progress made towards this objective but the disengagement process has as yet not been completed", Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said.

At the time Senator Payne added that Australia was monitoring the situation, but stressed it was a "matter for India and China to resolve through negotiation".

"As we have stated earlier, the maintenance of peace and tranquility in the border areas is the basis of our bilateral relationship", Srivastava said. "China hopes that the Indian troops will strictly abide by the relevant bilateral agreements and protocols between the two countries and refrain from illegally crossing the LAC to the Chinese side", the report quoted Weidong as saying.

"At present, the situation in this region tends toward de-escalation, and the disengagement between the border troops of the two countries is gradually carried forward", he said.

The statement comes after the Indian government banned 47 more Chinese apps from operating in the country, almost month after blocking 59 mobile applications.

For decades, the world's two most populous nations have fought skirmishes along a stretch of land that divides the Chinese autonomous region of Tibet from India.

Ren said the exercises were part of routine training and had "achieved the expected results", without giving their specific location. He said there is no such case as China having expanded its claim.

Weidong's remarks have come amid India's decision to ban several chinese apps and their copies in India and amid a growing demand to ban on import of "Chinese goods" in the country following between Indian Army and Chinese PLA soldiers in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh.

"With the joint efforts of both sides, the border troops have disengaged in most localities. The temperature is coming down".

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a almost two-hour-long telephonic conversation on July 5 to bring down tension between the armies of the two countries in eastern Ladakh.

At the briefing, Wang said, "We have held four rounds of commander level talks and three meetings of Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC)".

Twenty 20 Indian Army personnel were killed in the clas on 15 June.

In what is also being seen as a warning against action by India against Chinese companies, the Chinese envoy said both economies are "highly complementary, interwoven and interdependent", adding that "forced decoupling is against the trend and will lead to a lose-lose outcome" for both sides. As per U.S. intelligence reports, the Chinese Army suffered 35 casualties.

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