India, Mongolia boost cooperation amid China's rising influence

India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (left) meeting Mongolia’s President Ukhnaa Khurelsukh in Ulaanbaatar on Sept 6, 2022. PHOTO: RAJNATHSINGH/TWITTER
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NEW DELHI - Back in early 2021, when India decided to send coveted doses of locally made Covid-19 vaccines to a select few partners in its neighbourhood, Mongolia, sandwiched between Russia and China, made the cut.

The country received its first batch of vaccines - 150,000 Covishield doses - from India in February that year.

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