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India will be selective in accepting aid

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Significance

In recent years, it has refused foreign aid for disaster relief. In view of its worsening coronavirus outbreak, dozens of countries are now offering supplies such as medical oxygen and therapeutics.

Impacts

  • Pharmaceutical imports from China will surge in the immediate term.
  • As India continues to rein in vaccine exports, its South Asian neighbours will become more reliant on Chinese-made jabs.
  • Delhi will refuse aid offers from long-standing enemy Islamabad.

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