New Delhi: – Myanmar counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi established a dialogue with her countrymen. While speaking to her countrymen, Suu Kyi made a big announcement. India will be supplying the vaccine for the Coronavirus, to Myanmar. Suu Kyi said that agreement for purchase of the vaccine has already been signed with the Serum Institute of India. In the recent elections, Suu Kyi’s party has returned to power with a thumping majority. Last year, Indian Foreign Secretary had visited Myanmar. At that time, India had assured that supply of vaccine to Myanmar will be a priority, as and when it is ready.
Bangladesh also has expressed confidence in the Indian vaccine, in the fight against Coronavirus. India has assured Nepal of supply of Coronavirus vaccine. Bangladesh Foreign Minister, AK Abdul Momen recently announced that the vaccine export ban, implemented by India, will not apply to Bangladesh.
Sri Lanka also has preferred the Indian vaccine. Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena clarified that Sri Lanka was trying to get the vaccine from India. He expressed confidence that India will help Sri Lanka by making the medicines available at the right time, in the fight against Coronavirus.
This supply of the vaccine to the neighbouring countries, further strengthens the Indian ‘Neighbour First’ policy and as per analysts, this will also increase the Indian influence in the region.