Ministry of External Affairs organized a tour of the Heads of Missions and their representatives to Hyderabad yesterday. The tour was organized in cooperation with the Department of Bio-Technology (DBT) and Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC).
Foreign Ministry said that the group visited the research and manufacturing facilities of the leading biotechnology companies, Bharat Biotech and Biological E. The participants were briefed on India’s indigenous efforts to develop COVID-19 vaccines, including ongoing clinical trials. India’s R&D facilities, manufacturing capacity, foreign collaborations in the fields of pharmaceuticals, including vaccine production, were highlighted to the visiting dignitaries.
Foreign Ministry said that as the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, India will contribute significantly to global efforts for producing COVID-19 vaccines. It said, the country is committed to partnering with all interested countries in vaccine-related efforts, in the service of humanity.