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Second batch of Russian Covid-19 Sputnik V vaccine arrives in Hyderabad | India News


HYDERABAD: When the second batch of Sputnik V landed in Hyderabad, Telangana on Sunday, Russia’s Ambassador to India Nikolay Kudashev called the Russo-Indian fight against Covid-19 as an example of the special and privileged strategic partnership and a model. effective. pandemic international cooperation.
“We are very pleased to see that the joint Russian-Indian fight against Covid-19, which is one of the vital areas of our bilateral cooperation today, has remained strong and is moving forward,” the Russian envoy told ANI.
Sputnik V has become the first foreign-made vaccine to be used in India and contributes to the world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination campaign.
Sputnik V inoculations in Hyderabad began on Friday, followed by the arrival of the first batch of the vaccine in India on May 1, 2021.
Ambassador Kudashev said the life-saving humanitarian assistance delivered last month by the Russian side is being used successfully to help Indians overcome the consequences of the disease.
“That is indeed a shining example of the special and privileged strategic partnership and an effective model of international anti-pandemic cooperation that knows no unnecessary obstacles,” he said.
Kudashev called the delivery of the second batch of the Sputnik V vaccine “very timely” after the recent launch of the Russian vaccine in the Indian vaccination campaign.
“The efficacy of Sputnik V is well known in the world. Back in Russia, it is being used successfully to vaccinate citizens from the second half of 2020. Russian specialists declared that it is also effective against new strains of Covid-19, “he said.
On the issue of production capacity, the Russian envoy added: “We expect its production in India to gradually increase by 850 million doses per year. We hope to further expand our bilateral and multilateral cooperation with India to stop the pandemic.”
It also revealed that there are plans to soon introduce a single dose vaccine in India called Sputnik Lite.
Sputnik V was approved for use in India on April 12, 2021 and was granted an emergency use authorization. India is the leading production center for Sputnik V.

Times of India