Indian army officially handed over 100,000 doses of the India-manufactured vaccine against coronavirus to the Nepali Army on Tuesday.

Earlier this year on January 21, the government of India, through its Vaccine Maitri programme, had sent 1 million doses of the Covishield vaccine to Nepal. Covishield is the local name for the India-manufactured Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine developed in the UK.

In yet another example of strong ties and to enhance bilateral cooperation between India and Nepal, General MM Naravane, Chief of Army Staff Indian Army presented vaccines to his counterpart General Purna Chandra Thapa, Chief of Army Staff of Nepali Army, through video-conferencing at a ceremony held at the Nepal Army headquarters in Tundikhel.

The vaccines brought on Air India aircraft from Serum Institute India, Pune were handed over by the Indian Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra.

Photo: Embassy of India at Kathmandu
Photo: Embassy of India at Kathmandu