Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian

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Beijing: Amid the ongoing standoff between the Indian Army and China’s People Liberation Army at several locations in eastern Ladakh, Beijing on Monday said that the overall situation along the China-India border is stable and controllable.

Commenting on the standoff between the Indian Army and PLA for in Pangong Tso, Galwan Valley, Demchok, and Daulat Beg Oldie in eastern Ladakh, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said, “diplomatic and military communication channels between China and India on the border issue are open,” adding that the issue will be resolved soon.

“We believe that the two sides can properly resolve the issue through dialogue and consultations,” he said.

Ever since the standoff between the Indian Army and China’s PLA began on May 5 at the Pangong Tso lake, both the countries have increased troop in the region.

Beijing's reaction comes after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that his government will not allow India's pride to be hurt. "It has been India's efforts to ensure that the tension does not escalate. It should be resolved through talks at military and diplomatic levels. Negotiations are ongoing between the two countries at the military and diplomatic levels," he said.

"China has been implementing the consensus between the two countries' leaders. We have been committed to upholding our national sovereignty, security as well as stability along the border," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

"Now the overall situation in our border areas is stable and controllable. We have unimpeded communication channels and we hope and believe through dialogue and consultations we can properly resolve the relevant issue," Lijian asserted.