The Government of India has received several requests for the supply of Indian manufactured vaccines from neighbouring and key partner countries. In response to these requests, and in keeping with India’s stated commitment to use India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity to help all of humanity fight the Covid pandemic, supplies under grant assistance to Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles have begun from 20 January 2021 as part of its Mission 'Vaccine Maitri'.
Source: Press Release, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
India fulfils commitment to give vaccines to humanity. Supplies to our neighbours will start on 20th January.— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) January 19, 2021
The Pharmacy of the World will deliver to overcome the COVID challenge.#VaccineMaitri https://t.co/0pEW52ARe5
Our profound gratitude to the GoI for the generous gift of 150,000 doses of Covishield vaccines that Bhutan received today. Deeply grateful to GoI for its abiding friendship and unconditional support to Bhutan’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.@DrSJaishankar @RuchiraKamboj pic.twitter.com/0yQqp4Bpp1— ForeignMinisterBhutan (@FMBhutan) January 20, 2021
Maldives is happy to receive as grant, 100,000 doses of Covishield developed by Serum Institute of India - among the first countries to receive vaccines from India.— Abdulla Shahid (@abdulla_shahid) January 20, 2021
As always, India stands strong & steadfast, by our side, as 1st responder in any crisis#MaldivesIndiaPartnership pic.twitter.com/Pdi99YxBr1