After kick-starting pan-India coronavirus vaccination drive, the nation’s government plans to send Covid-19 vaccines to the neighboring countries, Afghanistan is also part of the vaccine diplomacy.

Reports indicated the country is set to launch its vaccination plans for their neighboring countries with few weeks.

Countries like Afghanistan, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Mauritius are likely to receive COVID-19 vaccine shipments.

The reported countries will have their programme to run the vaccination process and make the doses available to the public.

Afghanistan is among the first to receive India’s COVID-19 vaccines and benefit from it, the country would soon begin vaccinating its citizens in the country.

The first shipment is considered a goodwill gesture, and concerned countries may later place their orders and pay to receive the Indian vaccine either from Bharat Biotech or Serum Institute of India.

The countries exporting India’s COVID-19 vaccines would be required to have export clearance from the Indian government’s National Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC).

Previously, on Saturday India started its own vaccination drive in which 1.9 lakh people received coronavirus vaccine jabs on the first day, India Times reported.


  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.