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Vaccine diplomacy: Crouching elephant vs. ‘charming’ dragon: why vaccine diplomacy is next battleground for India, China



Thanks to ramped up production in the year of vaccines, a realignment of geopolitical equations looks imminent. The focus will be on countries that make vaccines available and their recipients. While the history of China’s vaccines industry is riddled with controversies, being the supplier of affordable vaccines to low-and-middle income countries for decades makes India a better choice.

Clattering busily on the automated filling lines of the sprawling factory of Serum Institute of India in Pune are hundreds of bottles of Covishield, the Covid-19 vaccines that are getting ready to be shipped. From an inconspicuous existence for decades, the vaccines maker has shot to fame and grabbed international headlines. The meteoric climb comes from its potential to fan out millions of doses of its vaccines to every nook and cranny of the

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