Indian, US working jointly on Covid-19 vaccines: Envoy

India is a "reliable partner" to US and Washington has provided all the assistance required.

Washington, DC: Asserting that India and the United States are engaged in “close” cooperation on exchange of information regarding Covid-19, Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu has highlighted that there are at least three possible vaccines for coronavirus on which Indian and American companies are working together.

Speaking to ANI, Sandhu said that India is a “reliable partner” to the US and has been able to fulfil whatever assistance Washington has required.

“Both International Centre for Medical Education and Research (ICMER) and here the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have been collaborating for a number of years. There is close cooperation exchange of information. Plus, as I said, there are at least three vaccines, on which Indian companies, and the United States companies are working together,” Sandhu said.

“We are an important part of the supply chain, and this particular crisis has certainly shown to the United States that India is a reliable partner. This has been acknowledged by the highest level in the US government as also at the people level,” he added.

The US has provided almost $5.9 million towards health assistance to India to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Meanwhile, Indian has exported Hydroxychloroquine tablets after President Donald Trump requested. (ANI)

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