No involvement of Taiwan in India's vaccine supply to Paraguay
India has denied third party involvement in the shipment of COVID-19 vaccines to Paraguay. This comes after some media reports suggested that India had sent vaccine shipment to Paraguay on the insistence of Taiwan.
According to reports, Taiwan accused China of using an offer of COVID-19 vaccines to lure Paraguay, one of just 15 countries that formally recognize the self-governed island, to break off diplomatic relations.
Clearing the air on vaccine supply to Paraguay, spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Arindam Bagchi said the vaccines were sent following a request by the South American country.