ISLAMABAD, September 27 (online): India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has claimed that his country is the world’s biggest vaccine maker and it will use its resources “for all humanity” in the battle against coronavirus.
In his address to the virtual UN General Assembly Modi made no direct mention of climate change or of India’s current border tussle with China following a clash in June when 20 Indian troops died, however.
“As the largest vaccine producing country of the world… India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis,” Modi said.
“India will also help all the countries in enhancing their cold chain and storage capacities for the delivery of the vaccines,” he said.
On Friday Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison had insisted in his speech to the UN that any nation that develops a Covid-19 vaccine share it universally.
Morrison made the strongly worded appeal as the United States resists global efforts to collaborate on a vaccine.
“This is a global responsibility and it’s a moral responsibility for a vaccine to be shared far and wide,” Morrison had said.