The Indian Navy’s P8I aircraft landed at Seychelles International Airport earlier this week to handover 50,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses. The Indian crew, led by Captain Rahul Mehta, was accorded a warm welcome by the diplomats from Seychelles, members of Indian High Commission and medical crew who received the vaccine shipment at Seychelles International Airport. India-Seychelles bilateral relations have always been characterised by close friendship, understanding and cooperation since Seychelles gained Independence in 1976.
Thereafter the P8I landed at Mauritius International airport to handover 1,00,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses. The Indian crew, was accorded a warm welcome by the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Foreign Affairs minister, High Commissioner India and other diplomats and medical crew who received the vaccine shipment at Mauritius International Airport. The long-standing India-Mauritius bilateral relations pans over more than 200 years of shared history.
India through this mission has reiterated its resolve to further the strategic partnership in the post-Covid era. The mission was in keeping with India’s commitment to use local vaccine production and delivery capacity to help all of humanity fight the pandemic.