Mumbai: India sends COVID-19 vaccines  to Afghanistan
Mumbai: India sends COVID-19 vaccines to Afghanistan
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India in sync with its 'neighbourhood first' policy, sent COVID-19 vaccines to Afghanistan by a Mumbai-Delhi-Kabul Air India flight, ANI reported.

As of now, India provided 56 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccines under grants assistance to a number of countries while 100 lakh doses were sent under commercial supplies, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) informed on February 4.

India, so far, supplied vaccines to Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, the UAE, Brazil, Morocco, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Algeria, Kuwait and South Africa.

"Supplies made under grant amount to 56 lakh doses and commercial supplies amount to over 100 lakh doses," MEA added

In a major announcement, India on January 19 said it will send COVID-19 vaccines under grant assistance to several countries, including Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Mauritius.

India is one of the world's biggest drugmakers, and an increasing number of countries have already approached it for procuring the coronavirus vaccines.

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