Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden had a telephonic conversation today – a day after US said it would send raw material for the Covishield vaccine. The US came forward to help as the European Union, Germany, France and several other nations assured India of help to fight the ferocious second surge of the virus.
Had a fruitful conversation with @POTUS@JoeBiden today. We discussed the evolving COVID situation in both countries in detail. I thanked President Biden for the support being provided by the United States to India.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 26, 2021
On Sunday, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan confirmed with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval that the US will “immediately” make the raw materials available.
He also said the US has “identified supplies of therapeutics, rapid diagnostic test kits, ventilators and PPE suits” which will also be made available to India immediately.