Vaccine Maitri Program

  • Published
    1st May, 2021

GS-II: International Relations 

  • Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India
Context

As per many experts India is unlikely to resume its Vaccine Maitri programme for the neighbourhood, including Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, until at least July, given the sudden crunch in the availability of vaccines amidst a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Prelims question:

Consider the following statements regarding Vaccine Maitri

  1. It is a program to jointly develop a vaccine which is suitable for people of South Asia
  2. No vaccine can be exported under this project and all member countries will manufacture the developed vaccine within their own territories.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are NOT correct?

  • A.
  • B.
  • C.
  • D.

Mains Question:

“There can never be any room for idealism in the foreign policy of any nation at the time of pandemic regardless of its magnanimity and stature in world”. Critically comment in the light of Vaccine Maitrivis a vis US holding vaccine raw materials.

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