India plans to supply 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to its neighbours

India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive, the world’s largest inoculation campaign, was virtually inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.

Now, leaders from neighbouring countries have congratulated PM Modi for India’s successful step towards combating Covid-19.

President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa took to Twitter to praise the efforts of the Modi led government.

“My heartiest congratulations to Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi on the successful roll out of the #COVID19 vaccine & his generosity towards friendly neighbouring countries”, he said.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa said that this is a start to the end of the devastating pandemic while congratulating India for their efforts.

India plans to ship off doses of vaccine to its neighbours to help them kickstart their own vaccination processes against Covid-19.

Acknowledging India’s achievement, President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih said, “Congratulations to PM @narendramodi and the Indian government for its landmark program to vaccinate India’s population against COVID-19.”

President Solih added that he is confident that the endeavour will be successful and it is an important step in tackling coronavirus.

Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering also congratulated PM Narendra Modi for the landmark launch of the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination drive, hoping it would mitigate the sufferings endured by the people due to the pandemic.

His tweet said, “I would like to congratulate PM @narendramodi and the people of India for the landmark launch of nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive today. We hope it comes as an answer to pacify all the sufferings we have endured this pandemic.”

India plans to supply 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to its neighbours, with indications that the first batch of the vials will be shipped over the next two weeks

According to reports, a government firm will buy vaccines from Pune-based Serum Institute of India and Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech and supply them to Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Seychelles and Mauritius.
According to some estimates, the immediate Covid-19 vaccine production capacity of Indian companies will touch or exceed 300 million doses in the next six months.