India to receive Sputnik V vaccine doses this month

India to receive Sputnik V vaccine doses this month: Report

The efficacy of the Russian vaccine is pegged higher than that of Covishield and Covaxin

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India's ambassador to Moscow said deliveries of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to India were expected to begin before the end of April, the TASS news agency reported, after Indian regulators approved the shot for use on Monday.

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Russia has signed several major vaccine production deals with Indian manufacturers, and India is expected to become a hub for production of the shot. This is expected to begin in May, Ambassador Bala Venkatesh Varma was cited by TASS as saying.