The National Security Advisers of India and China will meet next week in Hyderabad, PTI reported. Ajit Doval and his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi are likely to discuss India’s membership to the Nuclear Suppliers Group, besides having bilateral talks, the news agency said.

Ties between the two countries have been strained recently because of several factors, including China’s displeasure over the Dalai Lama possibly visiting Arunachal Pradesh, and a boycott of Chinese goods sold in Indian markets. China has also blocked India’s bid to ban Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar at the United Nations, and is continuing plans for its Economic Corridor with Pakistan in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Relations with China have also been affected by a deterioration of India’s ties with Pakistan.