The slots for AFC Club Competitions from 2021 onwards from India will be decided on the following criteria:
The winner of the Hero Indian Super League’s league phase gets a direct slot into the AFC Champions League.
The Hero I-League champion gets a direct slot in the AFC Cup as a special dispensation for three years.
The winner of the Hero Indian Super League’s play-offs gets a slot into the AFC Cup play-offs.
The same allocation of slots will be followed going forward.