New Delhi: India and China are discussing the prospect of setting up hotlines between their central and regional headquarters along with Beijing’s support to Pakistan at the international fora including its terror-related activities.

The issues are expected to be discussed on Tuesday at the meeting between defence secretary Sanjay Mitra and his Chinese counterpart Lt General Shao Yuanming, the deputy chief of joint staff department, central military commission of Peoples Liberation Army.

The two governments are looking to identify the regional commander on the Indian side as one would be at the military headquarters level.

The hotline would help in immediately addressing border dispute issues between the two armies as they both have increased vigil and presence along the over 3,700 kilometre disputed boundary.

India is also likely to discuss issues of Chinese support to the Pakistani establishment including their backing of international terrorists such as Masood Azhar and their activities in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir like the building of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

India and China are also holding their Exercise Hand in Hand to be held in China at their Chengdu Command next month.