Sidhant Sibal

Sidhant Sibal

Sidhant Sibal is the principal diplomatic correspondent for WION. When he is not working, you will find him playing with his dog.

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India Covid crisis: Japan, UNDP reach out to northeast states with oxygen 

The oxygen generation plants will be installed in the northeastern states of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura. Together, these oxygen plants can support 1,300 beds

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India Covid crisis had 'knock-on effect' on global vaccine need, says Gavi

A Gavi spokesperson told WION in a series of questions that India would receive 'between 190 and 250 million fully subsidised doses' of Covid vaccine as approved by the COVAX board

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Covid can be beaten only when all countries defeat it, says Canadian High Commissioner Nadir Patel

Speaking to WION, Patel said, 'Covid will only be defeated when all countries have defeated it. Therefore it is imperative that we all collaborate'

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As 42 countries pitch in, India to receive 100,000 oxygen cylinders, and more

While a lot of support has come in from across the globe, many leaders have recalled how India had reached out to the world community when they needed medicines and other essentials.

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360 million Indians to get Sputnik V jabs by March 2022 

In total, India gets 18 million doses of Sputnik V, three million in May, five million in June and 10 million in July

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India covid crisis: International assistance delivered at AIIMS, Safdarjung, Lady Harding, ITBP, DRDO

The assistance is allocated on basis of accessibility and immediate use of resources to hospitals and states

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Nasheed attacked: India in touch with Maldives, support extended

As part of the engagement between the two countries, Maldives regularly gets security assistance from India, a close ally.

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India-EU Summit: EU leaders extend solidarity to India, PM Modi presses for vaccine patent waivers

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed EU leadership to support waiver on Trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights (TRIPS waiver) at WTO (World Trade Organisation). This wavier…

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Switzerland extends assistance to India; breaks silence on covid vaccine patent wavier

Along with the government, nearly 40 Swiss companies have come together and pledged medical relief for India’s fight against COVID-19

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India-EU virtual summit: Talks on FTA to resume, focus on dealing Covid crisis

The summit was to happen in Portugal for which Indian PM Modi's visit was scheduled, but the visit was postponed due to the covid crisis in India

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Sputnik Light, Russia's single-dose Covid vaccine will be produced in India

Sputnik Light is a new, one-dose Covid vaccine that has an efficacy of 79.4 per cent

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Russia's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik Light to be produced in India

The Russian ministry of health, the Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology, and RDIF announced that Sputnik light has received authorization for use in Russia. 

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Covid crisis: France to begin phase two of solidarity mission; EU announces €2.2m support

As a part of its solidarity mission, France had sent eight medical oxygen generators last week

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External Affairs Minister Jaishankar's participation at G7 summit goes virtual over Covid worries

The EAM is in London for the G7 foreign ministers meet where India has been invited as a guest along with India, Australia, South Korea, South Africa, and the secretary-General of the Association…

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India, France, Australian foreign ministers hold first ever trilateral in London

The France-India-Australia trilateral was launched in September 2020 at foreign secretaries' level with three joint priorities: maritime security, environment and multilateralism

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