As the vaccination drive enters the crucial phase, making vaccination available for everyone above the age of 18 years, India is all set to receive the first batch of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine on May 1.
The head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Kirill Dmitriev informed the news agency adding that he hoped that the Russian supplies would help India combat the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in time.
Russia’s RDIF sovereign wealth fund, which is marketing Sputnik V globally, has already signed agreements with five leading Indian manufacturers for over 850 million doses of the vaccine a year.
Russia is also lending a helping hand when it comes to Remdesivir. Pharmasyntez, a Russian company, announced that it is ready to ship up to 1 million packs of Remdesivir once it receives the approval from the Russian government.