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(Clockwise): Lizz Truss, UK Foreign Secretary with Jaishanker, Indian Ministry of External Affairs, Major Rohit Kumar and Major Anuj Rajput, Sitabhra Sinha of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Meenakshi Lekhi

UK row over Covishield: India warns of reciprocal steps

The UK government’s decision not to recognize Covishield as a legitimate anti-Covid vaccine is “discriminatory” and it is within the country’s “right to take reciprocal measures” if the matter was not resolved, India said on Sept 21. Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said this move impacts Indian citizens traveling to that country, media reported.

“The nonrecognition of Covishield is a discriminatory policy. The External Affairs Minister has raised the issue strongly with the new UK foreign secretary. I am told that certain assurances have been given that this issue will be resolved,” Shringla said at a press conference in Delhi.

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