South Asia and Beyond

India’s Vaccine Diplomacy: The Jab Of Global Goodwill

 India’s Vaccine Diplomacy: The Jab Of Global Goodwill

Made in India Covid-19 vaccines arrive at the Botswanese capital of Gaborone on Tuesday. (Photo: @DrSJaishankar)

India’s ‘Vaccine Maitri’ is creating ripples on foreign shores as it has in our near and extended neighbourhood. And as India extends the geographic reach of its vaccine diplomacy—from immediate neighbours like Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Maldives to countries in Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America—China is scrambling to play catch-up. Over 55 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been shipped so far to 62 countries, according to Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. Many of these have been provided as grants....Read More

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