External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Monday defended the decision to export vaccines and urged the domestic industrial sector to innovate so that they can meet the challenges thrown up by the second wave of COVID-19. At a virtual event organised by the All India Management Association (AIMA), Mr. Jaishankar said “irresponsible people” are likely to criticise the exports. Mr. Jaishankar also said he is pushing big countries to send raw materials that are necessary to produce vaccines in India. The declaration came shortly before he spoke to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. (Read More)
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