NEW DELHI: With the Covid vaccine rollout of scheduled for subsequent week, the authorities is gearing to stroll a fragile tightrope between vaccine diplomacy and prioritising Indian residents.
International companions like Brazil and South Africa, amongst others are beating a path to the door. The Indian authorities has clarified that there isn’t any ban or curbs on export of vaccines. But it’s clear the primary precedence could be to vaccinate Indians residents. Top degree sources mentioned the primary group of nations to get the vaccine could be its speedy neighbours — Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Maldives and Sri Lanka. “It makes no sense for Indians to be vaccinated, without our neighbours also being vaccinated,” mentioned officers.
In reality in Colombo on Wednesday, international minister S Jaishankar mentioned “We are now looking at post-Covid cooperation and I carry back with me Sri Lanka’s interest in accessing vaccines from India and I shared with the hon’ble foreign Minister, as PM Modi has said, India sees international cooperation in this area as its duty.”