South Asia and Beyond

Vax Indica: Delhi’s COVID Diplomacy

NEW DELHI: India has delivered over 6 million COVID vaccine doses to its neighbours and the extended neighbourhood both as aid and as commercial exports. 10 million doses are also planned for Africa and 1 million for UN healthcare workers.

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On ‘Talking Point’ , Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri, former Indian envoy to Nepal and the European Union, assesses the impact of India’s foreign policy during the pandemic, in this conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj, India’s envoy to Bhutan, outlines India’s multi-dimensional and time-tested outreach to Thimpu, Ambassador D.B. Venkatesh Varma, India’s envoy to Russia looks forward to a major rolling out of Indian production capacities for the Sputnik V vaccine, Tahir Qadiry, Afghanistan’s outgoing Chargé D’Affaires to India, talks about Delhi’s continuous helping hand and Mauritius’ Foriegn Minister Nandcoomar Bodha uses fluent Hindi to thank India.