Can India leverage its role as pharmacy of the world?

The Serum Institute of India is the world's biggest manufacturer of vaccines, and India is expected to be key supply of Covid-19 vaccines to low- and middle-income countries.
The Serum Institute of India is the world's biggest manufacturer of vaccines, and India is expected to be key supply of Covid-19 vaccines to low- and middle-income countries.PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW DELHI - India is planning to share its doses of the Covid-19 vaccine with its smaller neighbours, a move expected to fortify its influence in the neighbourhood.

Sources said discussions are ongoing within the government on the number of doses to be shared and whether the cost should be considered as a grant. The doses are likely to be made available as early as the end of this month.

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