India gifts 100,000 doses of Covid vaccine to Nepali Army
The Indian Army has been assisting the Nepali Army to fight Covid-19 since 2020
India under its ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initiative on Thursday gifted 100,000 doses of indigenously made Covid-19 vaccines to Nepali Army.
The vaccines were handed over in a ceremony at Nepali Army Headquarters, Tundikhel by Lt. Gen. PN Ananthanarayanan, SM, President Gorkha Brigade to Lt. Gen. Bal Krishna Karki, VCOAS of the Nepali Army, said a statement of the Indian Embassy in Nepal.
Lt. Gen. Ananthanarayanan also lauded the gallantry and commitment of the Gorkha soldiers in the Indian Army and expressed his commitment to serve the Gorkha community.
The VCOAS Nepali Army welcomed the gift of vaccines and expressed happiness over the cooperation extended by the Indian Army, the statement said.
The Indian Army has been assisting the Nepali Army to fight Covid-19 through various kinds of assistance since 2020 including Covishield vaccine, medical equipment, and ambulances.
As of February 21, India has supplied to Nepal a total of 94,99,000 vaccines. Out this, 11,12,000 were under grants, 20,00,000 were commercial supplies and 63,87,000 were under COVAX facility.
According to the statement, this latest gift of vaccines is another testament to the close cooperation between the two armies and the two countries, particularly in times of need.