March 2021 \ News \ INTERNATIONAL NEWS
India backs Maldives Foreign Minister

India in February strongly supported the candidature ...

India’s rapid and comprehensive assistance to the Maldives since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has further reinforced its credentials of being the first responder. Maldives was the first country to receive Covid-19 vaccines from India when India gifted 100,000 doses in January 2021. This was preceded by a series of health and humanitarian assistance provided in 2020 that included donation of 5.5 tonnes of essential medicines, airlifting of 6.2 tonnes of medicines by the IAF from various India cities through Operation Sanjeevani, supply of 580 tons of food aid under Mission SAGAR by INS Kesari and deployment of Rapid Response Medical Team to assist in Covid-19 preventive methods.