Tensions are common between the two nuclear-armed neighbours in the mountainous border terrain, but this month's fighting was their deadliest encounter in over 50 years.
After talks between the top regional military commanders, both sides have "agreed to take necessary measures to promote a cooling of the situation," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian says.
Outrage as PM Narendra Modi downplays clash with Chinese troops in disputed Kashmir's Galwan Valley region that left 20 Indian soldiers dead, saying there had been no intrusion despite satellite pictures showing landscape change by Beijing.
The two sides have not fired a bullet since 1975, but small-scale clashes have escalated in recent weeks.
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