India offers Covid vaccine for Bangladesh army

Dhaka, Feb 15 (UNB) : Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami on Monday said India has offered Covid-19 vaccine shots for Bangladesh Army.
“It has been offered. We aren’t yet clear whether the offer is accepted but we’ll be very happy to supply it,” he told reporters at DCAB Talk at the Jatiya Press Club.
The High Commissioner said Bangladesh is a friendly country and if vaccine doses need to be supplied on a military-to- military basis, the Indian army will be happy to supply that.
Earlier, India supplied two million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine produced in India to Bangladesh as a gift.
Bangladesh is also purchasing the vaccine doses from the Serum Institute of India.
The High Commissioner highlighted various aspects of the relationship between the two countries, including connectivity, trade, water sharing, border killing and people-to-people contact.
He said Bangladesh is special as a friend to India and friendship with Bangladesh is the cornerstone of India’s foreign policy.
DCAB President Pantho Rahman and General Secretary AKM Moinuddin also spoke at the DCAB Talk organised by the Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB).