Indian pharmaceutical companies will be among the largest producers of a coronavirus vaccine once it is available and will ensure supplies to friendly nations in the neighbourhood, said Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla.
India’s relations with Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have never been better “contrary to impressions,” Shringla said at a foreign policy seminar.
The South Asian nation, which is engaged in a border confrontation with China since early May, continues to remain open to dialog with Beijing, he said. “It is an unprecedented situation,” Shringla said of the ongoing conflict that turned bloody in June killing 20 Indian soldiers and an unknown number of Chinese troops.
Relations between New Delhi and Beijing have entered a critical new phase following fresh conflict along their disputed Himalayan border, after multiple rounds of military talks failed to end the months-long standoff.